LA JUNTA, Colo. (CBS4) – Strong winds caused a big pileup of tumbleweeds in La Junta on Friday.
Roads were covered in tumbleweeds. Crews collected all the tumbleweeds they could find and then burned them. Unchecked the tumbleweeds would have been a big fire hazard.READ MORE: 'Spread Those People Out': 125th Cheyenne Frontier Days Returns In July With COVID Precautions
Firefighters say they burned well over a million tumbleweeds.
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