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After Storm, Some Area Municipalities Adjusting Trick-or-Treating Dates

(Tree branches and debris block a sidewalk in Haddon Township, NJ.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

(Tree branches and debris block a sidewalk in Haddon Township, NJ. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

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By Mike DeNardo

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (CBS) — Unsafe conditions in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy have caused many, but not all, area municipalities to postpone trick-or-treating.

Governor Chris Christie has signed an executive order postponing Halloween until Monday (see related story).  Some towns, such as Cherry Hill, are going along with the postponement (see listing).

But not Collingswood.

“We’re already postponed Halloween to Saturday afternoon, from noon till 4,” says Mayor Jim Maley.  He says it’s safer to do trick-or-treating on that day of the week. “We’ll still hold Halloween on Saturday.”

Tracy Fleming, a mother from Audubon, NJ, says it makes sense to delay trick-or treating, “to give it a couple more days for cleanup, because it doesn’t look like there’s a lot of damage.  But if you go down back roads, there are a lot of trees down, a lot of wires down,” she notes.

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(Tracy Fleming and her son, Charlie, who is dressed as a fireman for Halloween. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

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Her son, two-year-old Charlie, was already dressed as a fireman.  But he’ll have to wait a few days to collect any candy.

In Narberth, last night’s Halloween parade was canceled, but mayor Tom Grady says trick-or-treating will be held tonight as scheduled.

A spokesman for Mayor Nutter says the City of Philadelphia does not schedule official hours for trick-or-treating.

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