Tumbleweeds Take Over a Southern California High Desert Neighborhood

High winds raking Southern California left one community buried in tumbleweeds.

Residents of Victorville in the high desert northeast of Los Angeles had to call the city for help when tumbleweeds piled up Monday.

Victorville spokeswoman Sue Jones tells the Daily Press as many as 150 homes were affected in a neighborhood that faces open desert. Nancy Martinez-Brown posted a photo of tumbleweeds piled high outside a Victorville house. She said the tumbleweeds often blow over a 6-foot fence around her property and fly as high as their second-story windows.

The city and San Bernardino County Fire Department sent crews to rake up the weeds and load them into trash trucks.