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County Issues Halloween Advisory

Rockland cautions that trick-or-treating will be hazardous and recommends staying at home.


Rockland County emergency officials are warning residents that Halloween trick-or-treating poses many dangers today.  There are downed power lines hidden under leaves, hanging branches that may fall and trees and branches on the ground that make walking hazardous.  In addition, many street lights and traffic signals are out.  

Parents should consider celebrating the holiday at home.  If people make the decsions to head out, exercise extreme caution and make responsible decisions in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. All children should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult if they do go out trick-or-treating.

South Nyack Mayor Patricia DuBow issued a 6 p.m. curfew for the Village of South Nyack for Wednesday, Oct. 31st.  The Villages of Nyack and Piermont issued 6 p.m. curfews also.

Orangetown officials said do not trick-or-trick today but wait until Saturday. The Pearl River Chamber of Commerce postponed the downtown trick-or-treating activity until Saturday. 

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