‘Spooky’ forecast postpones trick-or-treating in Millville area of Naugatuck, police say

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NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH) — Police in Naugatuck are postponing Halloween in the Millville area this Thursday due to the spooky & rainy forecast slated for Halloween Night.

Police say some residents there expressed concern about the bad weather so police are rescheduling the trick-or-treating activities to Saturday, November 2nd beginning at 6pm.

Police put a statement out on Facebook about the change: “We cannot cancel Halloween. Residents can opt to trick or treat, but our road closures and dedicated police presence in Millville area will be shifting to Saturday 11/2, per community concern.”

Folks in town say Halloween is a big deal in Naugatuck for residents of all ages and Millville is the Halloween hub. The Millville area draws thousands of trick-or-treaters each year. Police typically block off the roads on Halloween night so that trick-or-treaters can safely go from house to house.

Chris Vanduzer, a Millville resident, says he’s been working on his monster display in his yard since July.

Stephen Betlinski of Naugatuck says Halloween in that neighborhood is “insane fun.”

With so many people expected in one neighborhood, police say some neighbors asked for the festivities to be pushed back, and Police agreed.

But, police also point out trick-or-treating is still a go on Halloween night for other parts of Naugatuck, they just stress that drivers be extra cautious with kids on the road and bad weather moving in.

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