Due to the damage caused by Sunday night’s storm, trick-or-treating on Tuesday in Ledyard has been postponed.
On Monday afternoon, Ledyard Mayor Fred Allyn III said because of power lines down in many places, there will be no trick-or-treating on Halloween.
It has been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 3, because there is too much danger.
Parents Sarah and James Noel said they are disappointed and feel like it messes with tradition, but they understand that with all the downed wires, the roads are too scary, even for Halloween.
"I understand the safety aspect of it there's still a lot to be cleaned up but it is a bummer," Sarah Noel said.
"Safety concerns are there for a reason, obviously. The aftermath of all of this is going to cause issues with lighting. It's a good idea to prevent injuries I would say," James Noel said.
In addition to postponing trick-or-treating, Allyn said school is canceled on Tuesday as well.
As of 5 p.m. on Monday, nearly 6,000 Eversource customers were without power, which is about 87 percent of the town.
About an hour before, Mayor Allyn said Eversource had not yet done a damage assessment in town yet. He said he had shared one of the many dangerous situations in Ledyard, and Eversource told him that three or four crews were being deployed to the town.
The Ledyard Middle School will be open for showers and charging stations from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday as well.
Charging and bathroom facilities are available at Town Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
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