Giant Tumbleweed Invasion: California Town Is Taken Over and Calls For Help (VIDEO)

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While most of cities get buried in snow, California gets buried in tumbleweeds.

Residents of Victorville in the northeast of Los Angeles had to call for assistance after the small community was overrun with tumbleweeds due to severe winds.

Tumbleweed take-over

Residents of Victorville in the northeast of Los Angeles are under huge attack of tumbleweeds invasion and have to call 911.

Heavy winds sent thousands of tumbleweeds into Victorville on Monday, with the prickly intruders blanketing yards and piling up outside homes.

It’s an invasion, definitely,” said Tanya Speight. “Normally you get a few flying down the street or whatnot but never this many. It’s never been this bad.”

People report about their neighbors who have been trapped for hours until work crews could remove the pileup from his front doorway and garage.

“There was like a hundred of these bushes. They were just flowing like it was a tornado yesterday,” one of the residents said.

Crews from the city’s Public Works, Code Enforcement and Community Services divisions were dispatched to the area to help with the cleanup. Additionally, the San Bernardino County Fire Department sent a hand crew from Devore to help and Burrtec Waste Industries provided an additional compacting track truck.

“The primary goal is to clear the front of the houses, to remove the tumbleweeds in order to allow residents safe access to their homes,” said Victorville spokeswoman Sue Jones, who noted that the crews would be working overtime into the evening.

The crews were collecting the tumbleweeds into trash trucks for “proper removal,” according to Jones.

“With the winds as strong as they are, as soon as they clear certain areas, more tumbleweeds are blowing right back in.”

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Giant Tumbleweed Invasion: California Town Is Taken Over and Calls For Help
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Giant Tumbleweed Invasion: California Town Is Taken Over and Calls For Help
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While most of US cities get buried in snow, California gets buried in tumbleweeds. Residents of Victorville in the northeast of Los Angeles had to call for assistance after the small community was overrun with tumbleweeds due to severe winds.
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