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Wednesday, 05 August 2015 20:39

Hail Storm in Boston Keeps Body Shops Busy

Abnormally large hail fell during a severe storm on the evening of August 4 in Boston, MA. Body shops have been reponding to calls about pelted cars all over the metropolitan area.

Hynes Auto Body General Manager Ken Girard said the phone was already ringing when he arrived to work early on the morning of August 5.


Hail that fell in Boston on the evening of August 4.

Scott Sullivan/WBZ-TV


“It all happens at once, so it’s really a lot of people wanting things done at the same time,” Girard told WBZ NewsRadio 1030. “That’s a difficult thing, the balancing act.”

Some of the falling ice chunks, which measured as big as 2 inches, broke glass and dented roofs, hoods and fenders.

“It’s been busy,” Girard told WBZ NewsRadio 1030. “Everbody in this area got hit pretty hard.”

Girard added that car owners with damage should call their insurance companies first, and it can likely be fixed without a surcharge.

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