Tumbleweeds take over Clovis, N.M.

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Tumbleweeds Take Over Clovis, N.M.

Forget the snow and ice we've been seeing nationwide ... tumbleweeds are taking over New Mexico.

'It's like something out of a '50s movie,' 'GMA' reports. 'People had to be rescued from their homes. Troops from a nearby military base had to be called in. Plows had to be called in to clear the streets.'

That's after a huge wind storm blew through Clovis, New Mexico this week. According to KRQE, residents are calling it the tumbleweed invasion of 2014.

'It looked like a herd of cows coming. The tumbleweeds were just rolling in here,' a resident said.

People were even trapped inside their homes.

KOB-TV reports Clovis Public Works has been trying to clear the streets. But backyards are a different story.

Issac Garcia's backyard was so inundated with tumbleweeds that he had to create a pathway to get near his door. 'I'm lucky to have a hole and as soon as I clean the back then I start pushing things over the fence there,' Garcia told KOB-TV.

It looks like those tumbleweeds will be around for a little while. KRQE reports that the cleanup process is underway -- but it will take weeks to get everything cleared out.

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