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Tumbleweed dilemma

 

Last updated 11/1/2022 at 9:44pm | View PDF

Karin Hill

As reported in last week's issue, tumbleweeds took over numerous streets and neighborhoods the previous weekend. In some locations, residents struggled to get out of their homes. A resident on Rolling Ridge Road in Peaceful Valley said her front entrance was blocked, and she didn't know if any help might be available. Her driveway is pictured, and a nearby play structure inundated with tumbleweeds shown. As this location is in unincorporated El Paso County, we asked the county's Public Works department for advice. A county representative said that if the tumbleweeds are in the county's right of way, residents can call to have them removed. Call 719-520-6460, pick any option and leave message with service request. The county cannot remove weeds from private property. Note that residents should not move tumbleweeds to the road to make that happen. On private property, he suggested they crush the tumbleweeds to compact them and call a trash hauler for pickup.

Karin Hill

For those in Fountain city limits, rules are similar. Deputy City Manager Todd Evans said he suggests residents build relationships with private trash haulers over time so that when a storm like this happens, they are more likely to help remove piles like this from private property.

 

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