Mac & Mac's Pick: Tumbling Tumbleweeds

By WEEK Reporter

January 30, 2014 Updated Jan 30, 2014 at 11:42 PM CDT

CLOVIS, NM. -- OK, we've got problems with snow removal. In Oklahoma, it's tumbleweeds.

Tumbleweeds are burying homes in the town of Clovis, New Mexico.

Clovis city officials say the whopping weeds are covering homes and blocking streets.

Caterpillar doesn't have any designated tumbleweed removers, but the Clovis Public Works Department has been using them since Sunday night when high winds swept thousands of the weeds into town.

The city said crews will be working 10-hour days until all of the tumbleweeds are cleaned up.

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