Kids anxious to trick-or-treat despite Sandy's visit
NEWTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- Hurricane Sandy ripped through Newton. It tore down more than 500 trees and large branches, leaving them lying on power lines, blocking sidewalks and barricading front doors. But the real scare for children is the fear of no Halloween celebrations on Wednesday.
“I was thinking because it’s going to be raining so much and it’s going to be such a big mess that we can’t go trick-or-treating,” said Rebecca Stotsky, who is worried about Halloween.
“I know that some communities were looking to reschedule Halloween because of the weather,” said Karen Stotsky, a parent. “I know my kids look forward to Halloween every year.”
The concern is real, considering at the height of the storm 4,000 people in the town had no power. Generators could be heard right along chainsaws.
But the cleanup has been brisk. Crews were seen throughout the city clearing the way for Newton to be back to normal.
“If it’s a safety issue we would prefer that it be postponed and everyone be able to trick-or-treat safely, but I guess the town has decided that the roads will be clear and safe for trick-or-treating,” said Mia Tinkjian, a parent.
Some communities, like Methuen, have postponed trick-or-treating until Saturday.