Here is a bright spot for trick-or-treaters: At least one Halloween event has officially been rescheduled.
Halloween Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Morristown, which was originally scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31, has been moved to Monday, Nov. 5.
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This is not a trick, kids. And, the only treats you'll be able to get on Halloween are the ones your parents had bought to pass out—before an unwelcome person named Sandy ruined plans.
All Halloween events in this area have been cancelled Wednesday, including the annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Morristown event, which had briefly been thought could continue but has ultimately been scrapped, as well.
Also, neighborhood trick-or-treating has been cancelled in Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains.
"The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has left Morris Township with significant power outages, trees and limbs down, electric, telephone and cable lines down and many of our roadways and yards littered with debris," said Morris Township Deputy Mayor Bruce Sisler in a press release. "This situation makes it unsafe for Halloween Trick or Treating."
"It is the recommendation of the Township governing body that Halloween door to door Trick or Treating be postponed until power is restored and hazards are remediated," Sisler said. "We are hopeful that Halloween Trick or Treating can be held in the near future. The Township is tentatively proposing Saturday, Nov. 3 and will assess the situation and provide a further update on Nov. 2."
In addition, the Halloween parade scheduled for Wednesday in Morris Plains has been called off, "due to the dangerous tree and wire conditions through out town," said Morris Plains Police Chief Mike Geary. "It is not known at this time if it will be rescheduled for this weekend."
"We want it to be completely safe," Jennifer Wehring of the Morristown Partnership, which organizes the annual downtown Morristown event, said. "We still have not spoken with mayor [Tim Dougherty] on a possible reschedule date. We would like to in the near-future."
As recently as Tuesday night, Dougherty had said the downtown event may continue as planned, since that area of town did not lose power. "Everyone can use a little lift," he said Tuesday night.
"It's not because the downtown isn't safe," Wehring said. "It's really all around us. I live five minutes away and had to take four detours this morning."