UPDATED: Hurricane Sandy Causes Rain Delay of Halloween

Wilkinsburg has canceled trick-or-treating entirely, but other local municipalities in and around our Patch area have postponed Halloween until Saturday because of severe weather conditions.

The big question for Wednesday's holiday—whether trick-or-treating be changed because of the weather—has been answered.

This year, Frankenstorm beat out Frankenstein!

And that will be felt hard in Wilkinsburg, where officials have completely canceled trick-or-treating this year. There is no alternative date.

The other communities in and around the Patch area have changed trick-or-treat to Saturday, Nov. 3, due to weather conditions created by the arrival of weather created as Hurricane Sandy moves up the coast.

  • Braddock—6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Churchill—6 to 8 p.m.
  • Edgewood—6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • East Pittsburgh—6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Forest Hills—6 to 8 p.m.
  • North Braddock Borough—6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Penn Hills—6 to 8 p.m.
  • Pittsburgh/Regent Square—5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Swissvale—6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Turtle Creek Borough—6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wilkins Township—6 to 8 p.m.

Forest Hills police Chief Chuck Williams suggests that trick-or-treaters wear reflective clothing. Youngsters should have an adult accompany them and carry flashlights.

Williams said motorists should be aware of the children out on the streets. In Forest Hills, police, fire and EMS crews will be driving around the borough and available if help is needed.

The chief warns that children should not eat candy until their parents check it.

"This is a time for the children to have fun and we don't want to spoil that," Williams said.


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Pat Schaefer October 29, 2012 at 05:45 PM
By Executive order of Mayor Cook, Trick or Treat Night for Edgewood has been moved to Saturday, November 3 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.
John Williams October 29, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Zandy Dudiak October 29, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Canceled John. Story is updated.


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