PHILADELPHIA - With rain in the forecast for Halloween, some local communities are moving trick-or-treating to a different date.
Hammonton in Atlantic County, New Jersey, moved trick-or-treating to Wednesday, Oct. 30.
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“The safety of children is our #1 priority,” the township said in a statement, adding that the Quality of Life Committee’s decision was made in collaboration with the police department.
Mantua Township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, moved trick-or-treating to Friday, Nov. 1, from 3 to 8 p.m.
"We ask that you do NOT post derogatory or negative comments on this page,” the township wrote in a Facebook post. “The decision was made in the best interest of safety for our community and our trick-or-treaters."
Buena Vista Township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, also pushed trick-or-treating to Friday night.
Ocean City, New Jersey, postponed trick-or-treating from Halloween night to Friday, Nov. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Spring Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, opted to have trick-or-treating take place Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
West Chester Borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, chose to move trick-or-treating to Friday, Nov. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.
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Thunderstorms are expected on Halloween Thursday with temperatures in the low 70s.
The weekend will see a notable contrast, with sunny skies but colder temperatures.
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