Despite the cold and snow forecast to last through Thursday, trick-or-treaters will be able to scare up some candy on Halloween night.
Bill Nicklas, DeKalb city manager, said there haven’t been any changes to the trick-or-treat hours, which are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in DeKalb.
“We’ve had internal discussion,” Nicklas said about changes. “But the general consensus is people need to adjust to the weather conditions. The weather conditions are not favorable today, but we trust people will use discretion.”
Nicklas said discretion means they’ll wear the proper clothing and use caution while outside. He said it still should be a good evening.
He said while the snow fall was unexpected, people should use common sense.
“If it was a blizzard, we’d take action, but it’s not,” Nicklas said. “It’s a wet, cold day.”
Nicklas said the snow plows have been out in town since about 4:30 a.m. Thursday and they’ll continue to clear up the roads. He advised people should us their shovels to clear up their sidewalks so the passages to their front doors are easier for those out trick-or-treating.
Sycamore Police Department posted on its Facebook page a message to let parents know the holiday will happen as planned.
“There’s snow way Halloween is cancelled,” the post states. “Halloween trick-or-treating is today between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m..”
DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office deputy Steve Johnson said the office has not been told of any changes.
Genoa Police Chief Robert Smith said the City of Genoa is going to keep the same hours — 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. He said some people were calling to ask the city to change the hours or postpone the holiday, but the city isn’t changing.
“They were requesting the change because of the weather,” Smith said.
He said within the city the weather isn’t as bad as out in the country roads, like Routes 23 and 72.
“If you’re just walking a short distance from your house, it’s not as bad,” Smith said. “I would just keep it close to home. Or if you can do something indoors, do that.”
Source: The Daily Chronicle