I have to admit, I’ve never seen a tumbleweed before in my life.
Living in South Carolina my whole, life it’s just something you never see except for when that one ball of tumbleweed rolls by during a draw in a cheesy western film. However, after watching this video, I think I’m pretty content with never seeing one.
This one went down in Great Falls, Montana. The city basically got completely overtaken by an Apocalyptic swarm of tumbleweeds.
In this one video, you can see massive piles of tumbleweeds completely covering up houses, driveways, and sidewalks in this one Great Falls neighborhood. KRTV sent a news crew out to document the wild scene, and asked some residents of the neighborhood their thoughts on the issue.
Resident Peyton Johnson said:
“I heard it was bad because my husband had been out earlier, but I didn’t think it was that bad. I was pretty shocked. I feel bad for these people, I don’t know what they’re gonna do… Last time it built up a little bit but nothing like this.”
The local fire marshal also said they’re working on clearing out the area, but aren’t really sure how to start. For those who aren’t familiar with what tumbleweeds are, they’re a form of plants that detach from their roots or stems. Whenever a wind gust rolls through, the tumbleweed goes along with it.
So, needless to say this is a testament to just how windy Montana can get.