The hailstorm lashed Salem around five pm yesterday, much to the relief of people sweltering under the heat.
In Erode, heavy rain accompanied by gale uprooted number of trees in Bharathy Nagar, Kollampalayam, Perundurai road and some other places, last night.
A big Banyan tree was uprooted in Perundurai causing traffic disruption for more than three hours from 8 p.M, officials said.
Fire and Rescue services personnel along with police cleared the traffic.
Rain water stagnated in number of main roads.