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Halloween canceled due to snowstorm in Northeast

Consumer Reports News: October 31, 2011 02:38 PM

Halloween festivities, including trick-or-treating, have been postponed in many towns still affected by the snowstorm that hit parts of the Northeast this weekend, and left millions without power after dumping record amounts of snow.

From Pennsylvania to New England, towns are putting Halloween on hold. So while downed power lines and damaged trees are both good reasons to keep little trick-or-treaters off sidewalks, here are some helpful safety tips for when the Halloween fun is back on again.

Halloween safety tips:
Safe trick-or-treating for little ghouls and goblins
Be smart, not scary on the road for Halloween
Halloween allergy and asthma triggers, and how to avoid them
6 Halloween safety tricks for kids' costumes

Other great Halloween tips:
Safe Halloween pumpkin carving
Grab great photos of your Halloween boy or ghoul
How to protect your car’s paint from Halloween “tricks”

And for Halloween cleanup that doesn't include downed limbs and piles of heavy snow check out Cleaning up smashed pumpkins and other Halloween messes.

Maggie Shader

   

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