Longest Cold Snap In Nine Years Hits Central Florida

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A major cold front will cause freezing conditions every night through this Thursday across almost the entire region. Some areas could even see a hard freeze.

The cold front first hit the area on Friday. It's the longest stretch of cold weather Central Florida has seen since 2001.

Farmers are protecting their crops because of the freezing weather.

Energy officials say demand for electricity has also increased because of the cold weather. The Orlando Utility Commission, however, says it has plenty of power to meet demand.

Area homeless shelters are also opening their doors to make sure people on the street have a warm place to sleep.

People are also being warned to bring in their pets and protect their plants and pipes.