Photos: Fountains freeze across Phoenix area

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PHOENIX -- Freezing temperatures this week forced residents in the Phoenix area to bundle up and protect their plants, but they also created some images not often seen in the Valley of the Sun.

Residents took some amazing snapshots of what the winter freeze is doing to fountains across the Valley.

Freeze warnings were in effect for the Phoenix-metro area this week with overnight lows hovering around 30 degrees and even lower in the outlying areas.

Residents were warned to protect their plants, pipes and pets during the freezing temperatures.

On Wednesday, Valley temperatures topped out at 44 degrees, which is a new record for the coldest high on that date. It was also the coldest high ever for Phoenix in February and the coldest high in the Valley since 1985.

Frost and frozen turf forced the cancellation of Wednesday's Pro-Am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale. On Thursday, the cold temperatures delayed the start of the Phoenix Open by four hours.

Thursday's Valley forecast called for a high of 48 degrees and a low of 29 with outlying areas possibly seeing 19 degrees.

The unusually cold temperatures will hang around a little while longer. Another freeze warning will be in effect Thursday night into Friday morning. That could make for some more frozen fountains.