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Trick or treating to go on as usual in Buffalo

WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

With the worst of the storm over with, Mayor Byron Brown says Halloween trick-or-treating will go on as usual in the City of Buffalo.

There was some talk of postponing the Halloween tradition depending on how severely Hurricane Sandy affected the city.  Some New York communities that were hit harder by the storm are postponing festivities until the weekend.

The mayor recommends posting signs to remind kids the cut-off time is 8 p.m. Wednedsay or when residents run out of candy.  Printable signs and tips for the night are available via the city's website.

"In cases where people are not observing Halloween or providing candy for trick or treating, we ask you to keep your porch lights on anyway. That's an important safety feature.  The brighter conditions are in neighborhoods [where] the safer it is, not only for trick or treaters, but for the homeowners as well," Brown said Tuesday. 

The mayor says if Block Clubs and neighborhood associations can provide "a good adult presence," that will help ensure the safety of trick-or-treaters and neighborhoods.