Sunday, November 9, 2008

Resident trapped in homes by tumbleweed

Residents of Cheyenne, Wyoming have been trapped in their homes by mounds of tumbleweeds which blew down from the high plains and blocking residents' doors and prompting a city cleanup project.
Tumbleweeds blow into town every autumn, but a city official says this week's dump is noticeable because the winds of Wednesday and Thursday were the first extreme weather after a relatively calm fall season.
The plants break away from their roots in the autumn and are carried by the wind, spreading their seeds as they go.

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