Wall of tumbleweeds blocks road

CMI STAFF

Dee Fish pulled out of his home in Melrose on Wednesday morning like any other, on his way to work as a train conductor. But what made this day different was that Fish’s normal route to work on state road 311 was blocked by a 10 foot tall pile of tumbleweeds.

Courtesy photo Dee Fish attempts to back through a pile of tumbleweeds in Melrose on Wednesday morning, to no avail. Fish, a train conductor, ended up driving a four mile detour to make it to work.

Courtesy photo
Dee Fish attempts to back through a pile of tumbleweeds in Melrose on Wednesday morning, to no avail. Fish, a train conductor, ended up driving a four-mile detour to make it to work.

“I’ve been here my whole life and I’ve never encountered tumbleweeds blocking the road like that,” Fish said.

Fish, driving a truck with a trailer hitched to the back, attempted to back his way through the tumbleweeds, so not to cause a fire.

“It was just too much. I couldn’t back through it,” said Fish, who ended up taking a detour through dirt roads that added about four miles to his trip.

The state road department eventually cleared the road. Fish stated no one is at fault, but the experience was amusing.

“Nature did this one,” chuckled Fish.