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Deep Freeze Causing Problems Across SoCal

LANCASTER, Calif. (KTLA) — Mother Nature is showing off her chilly personality and its wreaking havoc at homes and businesses all over Southern California.

Temperatures across SoCal are lower than they have been in 20 years.

Citrus growers in Central Valley are concerned about their crops as their oranges were  blanketed in ice Monday morning.

The cold also has caused trouble on the roads.

Several cars collided Monday at Beverly Glen and Mulholland after black ice formed when a homeowner forgot to shut off some sprinklers.

For Antelope valley, where the temperatures dropped into the low teens, many homeowners woke to find their water pipes had frozen and burst.

“That means that we have to re-pipe the whole house. That’s like a $3,000 job,” said Juan Aguirre of Aguirre Plumbing.

LA county Waterworks said they received almost 200 calls this morning alone about problematic pipes.

There advice is for homeowners to wait it out & let it thaw on its own.

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Jennifer Gould reports.

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