With 70 percent of Horsham still without power and 10 roads closed due to fallen trees and downed wires, the township has postponed trick-or-treating until Saturday.
The township had previously said since it does not designate a date or time for Halloween festivities it would not reschedule, but, by 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, the township had apparently changed its mind.
As of 9 a.m. on Wednesday, 7,577 residents were still without power, which is 70 percent of the township, according to an article posted on the township's Web site. Also, 10 roads remain closed due to fallen trees and down wires. Seven of the 10 roads are in residential neighborhoods. In addition, street lights are out and several traffic signal intersections are out.
Due to public safety concerns as well as the concerns expressed by many residents, Horsham Township is asking residents/families throughout the community to please postpone trick-or-treating until Nov. 3. Township Manager Bill Walker said the township opted to not set a time for trick-or-treating.
The township cautions all parents and children to avoid any road, street or sidewalk hazards or any other storm debris and/or damage.
The Horsham Police Department will not be distributing candy bars in the neighborhoods from the police vehicles this year.