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Westport Parents Urged to Delay Trick-or-Treating

WESTPORT, Conn. – It might say "Halloween" on the calendar, but Westport officials are urging parents to postpone their childrens' trick-or-treating to Saturday, Nov. 5, due to the number of remaining power outages, downed wires and trees across town from Saturday's frightful nor'easter.

"After a meeting of town officials and local emergency management personnel, it was determined that due to recent snow storm and power outages, it would not be safe to proceed with trick-or-treat activities normally held tonight for Halloween," Fire Chief Andrew Kingsbury said in a statement.

"Even if your neighborhood appears to have minimal damage, it still might not be safe," Kingsbury continued. "The possibility of falling tree limbs, slippery surface conditions, and electrocution hazards remain very real throughout town, and the situation is as bad or worse than the recent damage caused by tropical storm Irene."

If you're still planning on taking your children trick-or-treating, here are some general Halloween safety tips from the police department.

Parents: Are you going to postpone trick-or-treating until Saturday? Leave a comment below.

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