A woman and a child walk on ice in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sunday, June 30. The accumulation buried some vehicles and damaged homes.
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In pictures: Mexican city struck by 'freakish' hailstorm

Updated 12:49 AM ET, Fri July 5, 2019

A woman and a child walk on ice in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sunday, June 30. The accumulation buried some vehicles and damaged homes.
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A massive hailstorm trapped some residents of Guadalajara, one of Mexico's most populous cities, inside their homes and vehicles on Sunday, June 30. It some areas, there were more than 3 feet of ice.

Enrique Alfaro Ramirez, the governor of the Jalisco state, said he'd never witnessed scenes like those he saw Sunday morning.

"Hail more than a meter high, and then we wondered if climate change exists," he said on Twitter.

The government of Jalisco has been working with the Mexican Army and Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque authorities to clean and remove hail from all public roads, the governor said, as well as support citizens whose homes were affected.