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Winds cover house with tumbleweeds

Feb. 26, 2013 at 2:43 PM

MIDLAND, Texas, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A Texas man said one of the more unusual consequences of this week's windstorms was his house being covered in tumbleweeds.

Josh Pitman of Midland said Monday's winds caused the tumbleweeds to first gather on the left side of his home and they soon spread to his roof and wrapped around the house, KBMT-TV, Beaumont, reported Tuesday.

"I didn't even know this many tumbleweeds existed," Pitman said.

Pitman said he spent most of an afternoon clearing the tumbleweeds from one side of his house and putting them in a ditch behind his home.

"I called the fire department and they said that since it was on my yard, it was considered yard waste and that I had to take care of it, they or the city wouldn't be able to do anything. So I figured, I got to do what I got to do," Pitman said.

Pitman said he expects the cleanup to take until the end of the week.

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