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Mass. Towns Postpone, Cancel Trick-Or-Treating

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The October nor'easter that dropped a foot or more of snow on some parts of Massachusetts has turned out to be a mixed blessing for school children.

Sure, power outages across the state prompted dozens of school districts to cancel school on Monday. But many communities have either delayed, or cancelled trick-or-treating outright.

Worcester and many other communities worried about slippery roads, darkened streets, downed tree limbs and power lines have postponed trick-or-treating until later in the week.

Worcester is asking residents to wait until Thursday, while Auburn and Charlton officials say children can go trick-or-treating Friday.

Lowell and Tyngsborough have pushed Halloween until Sunday.

Chelmsford and Westford have cancelled Halloween, with no makeup dates established.

This program aired on October 31, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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