Tumbleweeds Attack Tri-Cities, Special Forces Deployed
Driving along I-82 on Saturday was a bit of an adventure, as it was on Hwy. 240, Badger Canyon Rd., and well...just about everywhere! I took the photo above on Hwy 397 in east Kennewick.
It was 50 degrees, but snowplow trucks were sitting in wait like special forces on I-82 near the 395 exit. I saw folks posting on Facebook that it was down to one lane there due to tumbleweed blockage, but by the time I got there, the snowplows had already done their job and were waiting for another wave, so it was fully open.
In addition to the tumbleweed attack, the 50 mph winds blew over at least one semi tractor-trailer on Hwy 240, west of Richland. Several big trucks were pulled over and waiting out the wind on I-82.
A massive tumbleweed removal project was underway at the Pasco Walmart. Winds were just the right direction to have hundreds of tumbleweeds pile up all along the front of the building. Misty Mixon was there and took this photo:
Raymon Bennett took the tumbleweed debacle photo below...if that's your house, Raymond, THAT SUCKS to be one of the homes that are positioned to be a catch-all when the wind blows.
Jill Partridge shared the next photo, proving that wind breaks do work...looks like all those tumbleweeds are trapped and will have to make their new home here...
One of the most amazing photos of all the tumbleweed pics I saw on Facebook this weekend belongs to Delevin Braun who caught the Queen Mother of all tumbleweeds in Badger Canyon! Check out this monster!
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