The aftermath of Saturday’s snowstorm will not put a cramp in trick-or-treating tonight in Danvers.
The Danvers Police Department website states that trick-or-treating will occur townwide between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Police warn drivers to be extra cautious during this time frame as more children will be crossing the street. He also advices children to stay in their own neighborhood and recommends parents to host parties for children to reduce the number of groups on the streets.
The Danvers Police Department has submitted the following 10 safety tips for a safe Halloween:
1. Be sure children are accompanied by an adult or responsible teenager while going door-to-door.
2. Instruct children never to eat anything until they are home and the treats have been examined. Discard anything unwrapped.
3. Check wrappers of commercial treats for signs of tampering.
4. Call police if there are any suspicious treats.
5. Make sure costumes fit and child can see well. Wear face make-up instead of a mask. Wear light colored clothing or reflective tape for visibility.
6. Tell children to trick-or-treat in their own neighborhoods, on well-lit streets.
7. If children are going to be out after dark, make sure they carry a flashlight.
8. Teach children to use the sidewalks. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side facing cars. Look both ways before crossing the street.
9. Know which friends your children will be with and which route they are taking.
10. Leave your porch light on so children will know its okay to visit your home.