Tumblegeddon: A town in southern Utah was taken over by Tumbleweeds Wind blew thousands of weeds into South Jordan, and they formed piles as high as 10 feet. Residents used hoes and shovels to break down the weed piles before city workers arrived with garbage trucks.

Tumblegeddon: A town in southern Utah was taken over by Tumbleweeds

Tumblegeddon: A town in southern Utah was taken over by Tumbleweeds

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Wind blew thousands of weeds into South Jordan, and they formed piles as high as 10 feet. Residents used hoes and shovels to break down the weed piles before city workers arrived with garbage trucks.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

A town in southern Utah was taken over by tumbleweeds. Wind blew thousands of weeds into south Jordan. They formed piles as high as 10 feet. People called it Tumblegeddon (ph). Residents used hoes and shovels to break down the weed piles before city workers arrived with garbage trucks. Imagine this is one of those 1950s-style horror movies - the town suddenly invaded, although the invaders were less charismatic than monsters or aliens.

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