What we are watching: Halloween in Hamden
Hamden prepares for Halloween after heavy storm
By Ryan Chichester
As the debris and fallen tree branches are cleared off the local roads in Hamden, citizens will be preparing their costumes to celebrate Halloween on Tuesday evening.
Fortunately, for hopeful trick-or-treaters the rain is expected to be out of sight by Monday afternoon, and there is currently no chance of rain throughout Tuesday, according to local weather reports. However, for those planning on strolling the neighborhoods for candy, you may want to incorporate a jacket into your costume, as temperatures are expected to drop to 35 degrees during the evening hours.
For anyone laying off the sweets and looking for a Halloween scare, Creeperum Haunted House on Marne Street will be open for business and tickets are available on its website. The attraction is recommended for citizens over 13 years of age.
While local firefighters are working to extinguish a transformer fire on Whitney Avenue due to last night's storm, they also recommend that citizens keep their Halloween decorations away from open flames and heaters, specifically cornstalk materials.
To keep trick-or-treaters safe, stores like Walgreens have helped put together a nutritional guide so parents know what candies to avoid if their children have specific allergies.
With sunset expected before 6p.m., a popular safety precaution for children has been glowing reflectors that can be worn to make trick-or-treaters more visible to local drivers. Many of these safety reflectors are Halloween-themed, and can be found at Party City in Hamden.