New Mexico Residents Hit by Tumbleweed Invasion

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Dwellers in Clovis hopped out of bed and discovered their homes, yards, and cars were all covered in Tumbleweed. The plant was left piled up insanely high. In some areas, it reached the roofs of garages.

Millions around the country are busy shoveling snow these days. However some dwellers in Clovis, New Mexico got something a little different than the cold, white substance.

Instead they discovered their homes, yards, and cars were all covered in Tumbleweeds. In some areas, the piles were so high that they reached the roofs of garages.

According to city authorities, a strong wind from the north caused the tumbleweeds to be picked up and dropped over Clovis. The highest gust struck at just before midnight, reaching a speed of 61 miles per hour.

While homeowners spent the day after the tumbleweed invasion shoveling and clearing their driveways, city workers cleaned roads and sidewalks. Crews were scheduled to work 10 hour days until the tumbleweeds could be hauled off to a local landfill.

Those efforts were expected to take at least a few weeks. (3,8,1) For now, residents and Good Samaritans are pitching in to help one another.

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