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Roswell buried by tumbleweed invasion


Posted on Monday, 3 February, 2014 | Comment icon 22 comments

Some people were unable to get out of their houses. Image Credit: YouTube / KRQE
Residents of the New Mexico town have found their homes buried underneath mountains of dried up plants.
Well known for being the site of the world's most infamous UFO incident, Roswell has lately been subjected to an invasion of a different kind - thanks to a recent spate of high winds the town has been slowly disappearing underneath huge quantities of tumbleweed.

So much of the dried out plant matter has piled up in fact that some of the buildings are almost completely buried and the streets are choked with mountainous drifts. Emergency crews have been working ten-hour days to pile the tumbleweed in to trucks.

"I couldn't believe it – the houses and apartments were just buried by the tumbleweed," said resident Lee Cassidy. "It was right up against people’s houses and blocking them in."

Despite efforts to clean up the mess, authorities are concerned that further high winds could see a fresh supply of tumbleweed arriving in the town in the near future.


Source: Metro | Comments (22)

Tags: Tumbleweed, Roswell


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #13 Posted by Eldorado on 4 February, 2014, 21:41
Tumbleweed reminds of Phil Spector for some reason. http://www.argotpictures.com/images/AgonyEcstasy/Print_stills/Phil_Spector_2.jpg
Comment icon #14 Posted by langley on 4 February, 2014, 22:23
Uhm... Clovis, NM is no where near Roswell, NM...
Comment icon #15 Posted by Sundew on 5 February, 2014, 22:08
No doubt waiting for the mother ship.
Comment icon #16 Posted by rashore on 5 February, 2014, 22:38
Seriously though... What do they do with all the tumbleweed? I would have to imagine you can't just openly burn the stuff, that would be a super hazard.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Michelle on 5 February, 2014, 22:49
Seriously though... What do they do with all the tumbleweed? I would have to imagine you can't just openly burn the stuff, that would be a super hazard. Eat them! lol http://voices.yahoo.com/tumbleweed-edible-wild-food-2993525.html?cat=57
Comment icon #18 Posted by acute on 6 February, 2014, 22:53
The big question is... Why do these weeds stop tumbling when they get to this particular town? I smell an alien plot. .
Comment icon #19 Posted by myk7753 on 10 February, 2014, 20:57
I vaguely remember a Twilight Zone episode about tumbleweeds that seemed to move on their own volition...
Comment icon #20 Posted by psyche101 on 11 February, 2014, 7:46
The reverse of this idea. But the balls all over the ground first? Dumb aliens.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Frank Merton on 11 February, 2014, 8:07
Think about it as something marvelous. When the time comes to die, detach yourself and fly with the wind spreading your seeds.
Comment icon #22 Posted by lightly on 11 February, 2014, 12:43
i put one on my head once at work so i could look like jimmy hendrix.. my buddy laughed till he cried ohhhhh but... are you eXperienced?


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