Halloween trick-or-treating is in trouble in some parts of New Jersey, New England, and even Miami in the wake of major storms.
(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn and Miami
It's not enough that a storm Saturday dumped as much as 30 inches of wet, heavy snow that snapped trees and power lines, and caused widespread power failures in the Northeast. Now, the scary weather threatens to disrupt Halloween trick-or-treating in New England, New Jersey, and even in Miami.
Communities from Maryland to Maine that suffered through a tough winter last year followed by a series of floods and storms went into now-familiar emergency mode as shelters opened, inaccessible roads closed, regional transit was suspended or delayed, and local leaders urged caution.
Trees, branches, and power lines still littered roads and rail lines throughout the region, leading to a tough Monday morning commute for many. Some local officials canceled or postponed Halloween activities, fearful that young trick-or-treaters could wander into areas with downed power lines or trees ready to topple over.
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