Tumbleweeds are thriving and causing problems

Feb 3, 2014

Tumbleweeds are causing problems in Texas and New Mexico. Here they are piled high in eastern El Paso County, Texas
Credit koaa.com

There might not be enough rain for pastures, but in the Panhandle of Texas tumbleweeds are thriving.  The Amarillo Globe-News reported some serious issues in Dallam and Hartley counties.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension reported, “The tumbleweed problem was expected to last for some time. County road crews were staying busy keeping rural roads open so residents could get to their homes and care for livestock.”

Agriculture Agent Mike Bragg said, “I’ve heard some stories about people who couldn’t get to their houses, and that means there’s probably people who can’t get out.  That’s not only a nuisance.  It’s a serious situation.”