BOSTON (CBS) — Some towns hard-hit by Sunday night’s storm are postponing Halloween trick-or-treat nights due to damage, flooding, and power outages.

Lowell has decided to move their trick-or-treat night to Friday due to safety concerns.

Chelmsford moved theirs to Friday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. because of widespread power outages.

Dracut has also moved their trick-or-treat to Friday “due to the severe storm that impacted Dracut overnight.”

Tewksbury and Billerica followed suit. Westford and Chelmsford treat-or-treating were also postponed to Friday.

Merrimack, New Hampshire moved their trick-or-treat night to Wednesday.

“The Town of Merrimack sustained numerous power outages, downed electrical wires, and fallen trees from the recent storm,” Merrimack, New Hampshire Police said in a release. “We want to ensure that everyone has a safe time Trick or Treating therefore Trick or Treat will be postponed until Wednesday, November 1st from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.”

Boxford also canceled trick-or-treating but did not reschedule.

The town of Pelham, New Hampshire will celebrate on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Several schools are also closed Tuesday as cities and towns continue to recover from the storm.

The following schools have announced they are closed:

  • Andover
  • Chelmsford
  • Methuen
  • Tyngsborough
  • Haverhill
  • Dracut
  • North Andover
  • Silver Lake Regional
  • Westford
  • Lawrence
  • Two-hour delay: Milford

Stay updated with a complete list of school closings here.


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