Hail and flooding in the late afternoon today in the Bergamo area. The municipalities of the Seriana Valley, including Alzano and Nembro, affected by the coronavirus emergency in recent months, were particularly affected. In Nembro the water in the street blocked the cars, with long queues and traffic jams, which occurred on all the roads in the Seriana Valley.
A hail so thick that it looked like snow with grains as large as tennis balls, as numerous Bergamo people point out on Social Networks.
To Cerete between 16.30 and 17, 15 uninterrupted minutes of hail, with grains as big as walnuts. The recommendation of a reader who lives in the “Conca Verde” area of Cerete, that is between Cerete Alto and Cerete Basso. Hail also in the area of the Serio auction and on the Clusus plateau. In Clusone and in the Ardesio area still hail, while thunderstorms are reported throughout the province. Also ad Albino strong hailstorms: the whole Val Seriana was hit hard by bad weather. In Nembro, water and hail on the street blocked the cars, with long queues and traffic jams, which occurred on all the roads in the Val Seriana. In particular, due to bad weather, the provincial road 36 Nembro-Selvino was temporarily interrupted after 18.00.
The Fire Brigade’s interventions were numerous, in particular in Nembro and Alzano for flooding and structural checks. Also in Piazza Brembana checks for unsafe trees, in the Bassa, in Verdello and Treviglio, the firefighters intervened for floods and always unsafe trees.
Firefighters also in Bergamo, in via XX Settembre and in via San Bernardino for flooding.
The hail fell so thick that it seemed to have snowed over Nembro on the evening of Tuesday 2 June. The Carabinieri of Clusone specifically report 30 cm of hail in Nembro and the traffic of holidaymakers who descend from the valley stopped because of bad weather. Law enforcement officers intervened to drive traffic away.
In Bergamo bad weather arrived just before 18 with very strong wind, pouring rain and hail.
We also report queues and slowdowns in Val Gandino: flooding on the provincial road in the locality of Mele in the territory of Casnigo. Landslide also along the Fondovalle road between Peia and Gandino.
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