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Tumbleweeds Invade SoCal Desert Town

High winds swept huge piles of the spiky weeds into Victorville, blocking some residents' doors.

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Victorville residents battled huge piles of tumbleweeds this week after high winds swept the spiky plants into town, in some cases blocking residents’ doors in five-foot-high mounds. Public works dispatched special crews to help people dig out from under the thorny weeds.