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Westhampton Beach Halloween Parade Cancelled

Suffolk County Police are warning trick-or-treaters to be extra cautious of the hazardous conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy, including downed power lines.

The much-anticipated, annual Westhampton Beach Halloween parade and trick-or-treating event has been cancelled, according to an announcement made by the Westhampton Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday morning.

A day after Hurricane Sandy, Main Street in Westhampton Beach remained without power as did area schools and libraries. As of Wednesday morning, LIPA reported that some power has been restored to the area with approximately 1,300 Westhampton Beach customers — excluding Dune Road — still affected by power outages.

There are still numerous power lines down and trees blocking roadways and the Suffolk County Police Department is asking trick-or-treaters to take extreme caution while out on the streets.

In a statement to the media, Edward Webber, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Police Department, said, "If parents and their children choose to trick-or-treat this Halloween, they must be aware that there are still numerous downed trees and live wires as well as flooding conditions.

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