Police: Trick-or-Treating 'Strongly Discouraged' on Halloween

Upper Southampton Police Chief Ron MacPherson suggests residents who plan to trick-or-treat do so Saturday, November 3, from 3 to 6 p.m.


Upper Southampton Police Chief Ron MacPherson recently issued the following statement:

Upper Southampton Township would like to thank all of the residents and emergency responders for their cooperation during Hurricane Sandy.

We still are without power to a majority of the township. PECO is working to restore power as quickly as possible.

Due to the power outages and safety of our children, the Township is strongly discouraging children and parents from Halloween trick-or-treating on October 31st.

We are suggesting celebrating Halloween trick-or-treating on Saturday, November 3rd from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, during the daylight hours, in case power hasn’t been restored.

Many of the traffic control signals in the township still aren’t operational.

The PA motor vehicle code states that if a signal is inoperable or malfunctioning, traffic shall stop in the same manner as at a stop sign and then proceed subject to rules after stopping at a stop sign.

Please stop at inoperable traffic signals regardless if a portable stop sign is present.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during these difficult times.

joe n October 31, 2012 at 03:09 PM
The Chief is absolutely correct! Spread the word for Saturday!!
Ange October 31, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Going out anyway.
Chels October 31, 2012 at 07:54 PM
I don't think it's a threat for people to go out tonight. everyone carries around flashlights anyway on Halloween.
SPR October 31, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Our neighborhood has power, wires are good and debris is clear of sidewalks, I think each neighborhood should assess their surroundings and make the appropriate decision.
les kimmel October 31, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Has anyone who has comcast heard anything about when service will be restored ?


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