“This early snowstorm, with its high winds and heavy snow, brought down a lot of trees and electrical wires. Utility companies are working hard to restore electricity and repair broken wires, but in some cases this will not be accomplished before our children go trick-or-treating,” DiVincenzo said. “Adults and children should be extra careful when they go out and should certainly avoid any homes or streets that have fallen trees or power lines. Most important is that everyone should not touch wires that are on the ground because they still might be live with electricity. Halloween is an exciting holiday for children, and we don’t want to see anyone getting hurt because they touched a live wire with their costume or hand.”
The county press release reminds residents with downed power lines to contact their utility local police department. “They should not try to move the fallen wires themselves.”
The Executive suggested parents avoid potential dangerous situations caused by the storm and find safe alternatives to celebrate Halloween.
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