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Tumbleweeds Have Taken Over Colorado, Blocking Roads And Homes

The other weed Colorado is dealing with.

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Parts of Colorado are overrun with tumbleweeds as a result of the drought affecting the western U.S.

@BuzzFeedStorm Taken on the way to Denver airport this AM. Massive tumbleweeds followed by snow.

MyGrizzRBack!!!@WhalenSue

@BuzzFeedStorm Taken on the way to Denver airport this AM. Massive tumbleweeds followed by snow.

04:20 PM - 18 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Streets and homes around Colorado Springs are blocked.

Tumbleweed issues east of Fountain today! #cowx #drought

Brian Bledsoe@BrianBledsoe

Tumbleweed issues east of Fountain today! #cowx #drought

01:53 PM - 18 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And one pregnant woman near Fountain, Colo., reportedly had to call the fire department to clear a path from her home.

Tumbleweeds surrounded a pregnant woman's home near Fountain, so she called the fire dept. to clear a path. She's OK.

CBSDenver@CBSDenver

Tumbleweeds surrounded a pregnant woman's home near Fountain, so she called the fire dept. to clear a path. She's OK.

01:56 PM - 18 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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A snowplow was used to removed tumbleweeds in one Colorado Springs neighborhood.

Tumbleweeds have been a problem for rural areas in southern Colorado since late last year.

Where is the house?! #tumbleweed #COSprings

FOX21 News@FOX21News

Where is the house?! #tumbleweed #COSprings

02:32 PM - 18 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In November, they blocked rural roads and caused problems on Interstate 15, according to The Gazette. One steel plant paid more than $300,000 to remove tumbleweeds that clogged water canals near its facility.

Sometimes the picture speaks for itself #cowx #kdvr

Mark Meredith@markpmeredith

Sometimes the picture speaks for itself #cowx #kdvr

03:46 PM - 18 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Conditions near Colorado Springs are expected to be windy Tuesday, and dust storm warnings were in effect until 6 p.m. local time.

It takes four people cleaning up just to get into this one house #crazy #cowx #tumbleweeds

Mark Meredith@markpmeredith

It takes four people cleaning up just to get into this one house #crazy #cowx #tumbleweeds

04:00 PM - 18 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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