MIDLAND (February 27, 2013)—One West Texas homeowner was digging out Wednesday after a brutal storm pushed through, dumping 19 inches of snow on some areas, but it’s not snow that left his house buried.
The winds of 60 miles per hour or more during the storm sent hundreds of tumbleweeds tumbling into his home in Midland.
When the storm ended, one side of Josh Pitman's home was obscured by tumbleweeds stacked one atop the other, blocking some doorways.
Pitman says he recently tore down a fence that would have protected his home from the rambling weeds.
"Most ridiculous thing I've ever seen,” he said.
He said he expects to spend the rest of the week clearing away the tumbleweeds.