SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Southborough has no plans to postpone trick-or-treating in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Town Administrator Mark Purple confirmed Tuesday.
"At this point, Halloween is good to go," Purple said.
Purple emphasized, however, that the town's first priority is to clear the many roads that have been blocked off due to storm debris.
Meanwhile, the Southborough Police Department has released a list of safety tips for all trick-or-treaters (and their parents):
- Stay on sidewalks and obey traffic signals.
- Carry a flashlight and walk, don't run.
- Plan your trick-or-treating route ahead of time. Try to avoid areas in which debris from Hurricane Sandy is still present.
- Stay in familiar neighborhoods.
- Don’t cut across yards or driveways.
- lf no sidewalk, walk on left side of the road facing traffic.
- Wear clothing with reflective markings or tape.
Police also advise those giving out candy to remove storm debris or other tripping hazards from their front yard.