15-01-2013 06:30 AM | USA

Bitter cold grips California, damaging citrus crops

A cold snap gripped the West Coast for the fifth day Monday, and some California citrus growers began to see damage.

The extreme chill in the West comes as the Eastern U.S., from Atlanta to New York City, is seeing spring-like weather.

In the San Joaquin Valley, where farmers are fighting to protect about $1.5 billion worth of citrus fruit on their trees, Sunday temperatures dropped to 25 degrees in some areas and stayed low longer than previous nights.
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