The following is a press release from the Town of Medfield Office of the Board of Selectmen:
Town of Medfield officials met Monday morning and have decided to postpone Halloween until Friday, Nov. 4.
Several factors resulted in this decision, all of them based on safety, according to the press release.
"Many neighborhoods still do not have power and NSTAR cannot tell us when power will be restored. We feel it is reasonable to believe that power will be restored by Friday," the statement said.
Further safety issues from have factored into the town's decision.
"There are still downed wires in yards, on roads and on sidewalks throughout the town, creating a very hazardous situation," The statement said. "In addition, broken trees and branches are still suspended in trees and wires, again creating a hazardous situation."
Furthermore, the power outages make unlit houses and neighborhoods "a potentially unsafe situation for children to trick-or-treat in," the statement said. "Cold temperatures Monday will allow for the possibility of icing, making an already unsafe situation even worse."
Town officials said they trust residents will understand their safety concerns regarding this decision and will have a happy and much safer Halloween on Friday, Nov. 4.