10/07/2014 01:32 EDT | Updated 12/07/2014 05:59 EST

Hail storm pummels Montreal with marble-sized pieces of ice

Montrealers were caught by surprise Tuesday afternoon when hail and rain began pounding the city. 

The storm was brief but intense. CBC weather reporter Jeremy Zafran reported that Notre-Dame Street was blanketed by what looked like snow.

Check out photos, videos and tweets about the storm.