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Towns Asking Residents Not to Trick or Treat Monday Night

Police say downed wires, trees make roads too dangerous

 

Officials in Long Branch, Eatontown, West Long Branch and Tinton Falls are asking residents not to allow their children to trick or treat on Monday night.

Governor Chris Christie said that Halloween was moved from its regular date of Oct. 31 to today, Nov. 5.

Officials in all four towns say that the power outages, fallen trees and downed wires and poles have created hazardous conditions in all four towns.

Eatontown officials said they are "hopeful that conditions will be back to normal by the weekend and that Halloween can be conducted at that time."

The West Long Branch Police said the borough does not have the resources to hold a community-wide trick or treating event tonight and that it is not safe to do so.

Tinton Falls officials sent out a similar message through the Code Red Alert system and said that crews are still working to restore power, but that children should not trick or treating tonight.

Tinton Falls said there will be no brush or debris pickup until Sat. Nov. 10, but that anything that has already been placed at the curb does not have to be removed. The borough is doing so in anticipation of the nor'easter that is expected to hit the area Wednesday night and could bring 2-4 inches of rain.

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