Reporting 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.
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.
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.