Bristol Borough, Bristol Township, Middletown, Penndel and Tullytown have rescheduled Halloween trick-or-treating to Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Falls Township officials asked trick-or-treaters to celebrate Halloween on Saturday.
"Hurricane Sandy has left considerable damage in its path resulting in potential unseen dangers. With no power, there is no light. Area trees are fragile, and a branch or tree could still fall. A week postponement will allow everyone time to secure their property and allow work crews to get power and other utilities working again," according to Bristol Township Police's Facebook page.
Similarly, Middletown Township Police announced that Halloween would be rescheduled in the interested of safety for trick-or-treating children to next Wednesday.
"Given the damage left by the storm many neighborhoods are not suitable for this activity," Middletown officials said in a statement.
For those residents who want to continue to celebrate Halloween with their children tonight, the Oxford Valley Mall will have a Trick-or-Treat Event on Halloween, Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bags and a list of participating stores will be given out on the upper level of the mall near JC Penney.
Middletown also issued the following statement on waste collection:
Only yard waste will be collected on Wednesday, October 31.
There will be a double trash pickup on both Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2. Residents can put out up to 20 bags and/or containers of trash only (no yard waste), not to exceed 50 lbs. in weight per bag/container.
Waste Management will let me know if they are able to schedule another yard waste collection in Middletown before next Wednesday.