Snowplows used to remove tumbleweeds that blocked Washington highway for hours

Tumbleweeds as high as 20-30 feet that buried cars and one  18-wheel semi truck, closed a state highway in southern Eastern Washington. The road was closed from 6:30 p.m. Tuesday until 4:30 a.m. New Year’s Day.

“People were still stuck at midnight and rung in the new year trapped under the weeds,” State trooper Chris Thorson said.

Thorson said Wednesday that troopers found one abandoned car that was trapped in the tumbleweeds at daylight but no one was inside.

Windy conditions caused the tumbleweeds to pile up.

From YakTriNews and ABC 27 News.

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