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Victor Valley tumbleweed invasion 2018

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — The strong winds brought along thousands of unwanted dried-up tumbleweeds and in some cases barricading residents out of their own homes Monday afternoon.

It all started happening at about 2:00 pm, on April 16, 2018, in the surrounding areas near the 13600 block of Mesa Street in Victorville. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for the region predicting 30 to 40 mph winds with gusts up to 65 mph.

Victor Valley News Group member Tina Brine posted a video to the group showing her backyard overtaken by hundreds of tumbleweeds. In Tina’s video, she could be heard saying how she can’t even get to her side gate due to the tumbleweeds.

Victorville City announced via a Facebook post they are assisting residents with hauling away the tumbleweeds. Public Information Officer Sue Jones said Public Works and Code Enforcement employees are in the area collecting tumbleweeds and crews will be working tonight and all week.

Our goal is to provide residents safe access to their homes,” stated Jones. Anyone wishing to make a report is asked to call Code Enforcement at (760) 955-5104.

According to the NWS, the high wind advisory is expected to remain in effect till’ 5:00 am, April 17th.

(City of Victorville/Facebook)
(photo byLewis Cunningham)

Below is some footage we shot in December 2017.

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