Towns Urge No Trick-Or-Treating

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – So many trees and utility wires are down across Connecticut that many local officials are urging parents not to bring their children trick-or-treating this Halloween.

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra issued a statement Monday saying city residents and their families should not go trick-or-treating because of the safety risks. The mayor says more than 60 streets in the capital city are closed because of downed trees and power lines, and lighting will be poor Monday night.

Waterbury officials say they also have trees and wires down across the city and are not encouraging trick-or-treating. They are planning to issue a public statement about Halloween later in the day.

Middletown Mayor Sebastian Giuliano is recommending that city residents stay home Monday night because live wires remain down on many streets.

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