Iconic Old West tumbleweeds roll in and blanket parts of suburban Salt Lake City


The gnarled icon of the Old West — ominously featured in movies as gunslingers square off on dusty streets and townsfolk shake behind curtained windows — rolled in over the weekend and kept rolling until blanketing some homes and streets in suburban Salt Lake City.

Crews on Tuesday continued to plow, load and haul carcasses of twisted and dried tumbleweeds from neighborhoods in South Jordan, Utah, four days after scores of the beachball-sized plants were bounced in by heavy winds.

"People woke up Saturday morning and it looked like these huge walls had been erected made of tumbleweed," said Da...

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