This may be one of the most bizarre stories I have ever posted; not because of the incident, but because of the location of the incident. I mean, seriously, who expects to see tumbleweeds in Washington?
Hundreds of tumbleweed have forced a closure of SR 240 at milepost 10.
Washington Department of Transportation is on scene trying to remove the debris from the road. WSDOT says 12 miles of the highway are closed because of the tumbleweed. Troopers are also at the scene helping with traffic control.
We are hearing from witnesses stuck in traffic that several Hanford employees are unable to move because of the tumblweed.
Now I have little experience with tumbleweeds, save for the few I saw near Tucson. I get there were plenty of them blocking the highway, but couldn’t an SUV just drive through them, or am I thinking you’d do that to trash… and pedestrians?