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Snow Storm Forces Many NY, NJ Communities To Improvise Halloween Fun

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- All the storm damage put a damper on Halloween fun Monday night in many communities across our area.

Trick or treaters were being told to stay home or significantly curtail their traditional activities.

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"Can they really cancel Halloween? We didn't think they could,"  Jenaine Garrity, of Katonah, told CBS 2's John Metaxas.

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The directive came out first from Lewisboro, which advised all children not to trick or treat because of downed power lines. It was quickly followed by advisories from Somers, Bedford and other towns in Westchester County.

"I'm kind of disappointed, but I think we're going to have some kind of Halloween at home," said Au Pair Emma Johnsson.

In parts of Westchester, the damage and the danger is quickly evident, including thick tree branches suspended on power lines - a potentially very dangerous situation.

On some streets, the debris is so thick, there's no room to even walk along the road.

"Most of the town is without power. It's gonna be pitch black, it's not safe for the kids to be out. I cancelled Halloween yesterday," said one mom in Lewisboro.

Meanwhile, in Glen Rock, officials asked parents not send their kids trick or treating door to door.

Instead, they are trunk or treating.

Since there was no school on Monday, parents came to the middle school parking lot, where kids went from car to car for candy.

"I think it's pretty fun," one girl told WCBS 880's Peter Haskell. "You get a lot of candy."

WCBS 880's Peter Haskell Reports From Glen Rock


Glen Rock also imposed a 5 p.m. curfew and had asked parents to take their kids trick or treating between 1 and 4 p.m.

Ridgewood and Paramus also asked parents to take their kids out during daylight hours.

While there was no curfew in Teaneck, police said PSE&G asked parents not to take kids to the hardest hit areas due to downed power lines.

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