Some towns opt to postpone Halloween celebrations

Halloween is on hold in some towns in New Jersey, as it is being considered too dangerous for children to walk around door-to-door in search

SUMMIT - Halloween is on hold in some towns in New Jersey, as it is being considered too dangerous for children to walk around door-to-door in search of treats.

The mayor of Summit, Jordan Glatt, says that there are too many live wires lying in the streets and across sidewalks. Glatt says this weekend's damage is worse than that left behind by Hurricane Irene. Not only are there wires and branches on the streets, but 90 percent of the town is still without power.

South Orange town officials encouraged families to skip neighborhoods and stick to the business district, where candy was in abundance and power lines did not obstruct the walkways or streets.

Summit schools will be closed again Tuesday. The town has set up a shelter at the middle school. The mayor is hoping JCP&L will complete repairs soon.

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