Rome turns to ICE: Italian capital comes to a standstill after it was battered by torrential rain and giant hailstones
Massive chunks of hail and torrential rain battered Rome when a freak storm struck on Sunday evening.
The adverse weather blanketed streets with icy chunks and trapped many drivers in their cars in the city's eastern neighbourhoods.
Some drivers abandoned their cars in the middle of streets that became flowing rivers of ice and were pictured slowly making their way through hail-covered streets.
Elsewhere in the city, buses were stopped and cars were abandoned after some streets were left severely flooded due to the rainfall.
A video captured icy water and hailstones running down escalators into an underground train station in the city. Source