THORNWOOD, N.Y. ‒ Town Supervisor Joan Maybury and Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer have urged residents to stay off the roads and not go trick-or-treating Wednesday night as the town continues to clean up after Hurricane Sandy,
"With the amount of roads still closed and all the downed power lines, I strongly discourage anyone to go trick-or-treating tonight," Maybury said Wednesday.
Maybury said many residents are still without power and could remain so into the foreseeable future. She said Con Edison has notified the town that it is still assessing the damages and will begin restoring power in the next few days. Once the extent of the damage is determined, Maybury said, workers will begin restoring power at major infrastructure points, such as schools and government buildings, before moving to residential areas.
"We know that Pleasantville's kids will be disappointed to miss their great tradition," Sherer said in a statement. But none of that is worth risking safety."
As of Wednesday, Westlake High School and Middle School and Hawthorne Elementary School were still without power.
Maybury said the current situation will likely not allow the town to reschedule a day for children to go out for Halloween.
"With the resources that we have, it's not looking like things will be improving much within the next 48 to 72 hours," Maybury said.
The Town of Mount Pleasant continues to operate a shelter for all residents at Town Hall in Valhalla. Electricity, heat, food and water are available for all residents. Pets are welcome as well.