Officials: Trick-or-Treating 'Dangerous' and Prohibited

Trick or treating in Somers tonight is prohibited. Yorktown police say it is "extremely dangerous" for residents to go out in town.

It's dejá vu for kids in Yorktown and Somers: A powerless Halloween.

The Yorktown Police Department is discouraging residents from celebrating Halloween in the traditional manner of "Trick or Treating."

Police Chief Daniel McMahon said the State of Emergency declared by the town of Yorktown is still in effect and due to the many power outages, dangling trees and downed-power lines, it would be "extremely dangerous for residents to be traversing the residential areas of town, and especially dangerous on foot."

"The power companies and highway workers are continuing to do their Work to make the situation safe, but residents should be warned that due to the severe destruction of this storm their can be no guaranty that all electrical wires and other dangerous conditions have been made safe," McMahon said in a statement. 

Somers Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy said Halloween trick or treating and youth on the streets in Somers is prohibited tonight.

"Somers has been blessed so far in this storm with no injuries or fatalities," she said. "We will not risk injury to a child. Thank you for your understanding."

Remember Patch is still having a contest costume you can submit your photos to and enter to win $5,000. So if you put on your costumes at home today, snap photos and share them on Patch. Details here.

Are you going to go trick-or-treating? Let us know in the comments.


Find all news Sandy in our Yorktown-Somers Storm Hub here. As you snap your storm photos here.

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Plamena Pesheva (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Grand Prix NY in Mt. Kisco on Route 117 is hosting a Halloween party from 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Costumes, bowling, treat bags. Trick or treating is on for 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Danbury Fair Mall.


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