STAMFORD, Conn. — With Stamford remaining in a state of emergency after Hurricane Sandy, the mayor’s office urged parents to be careful about letting their children go trick-or-treating Wednesday night for Halloween.
“We strongly urge all parents to use their best judgment and curtail outdoor Halloween activities as we cannot guarantee the safety of your children,” a statement from Mayor Michael Pavia’s office said.
Many fallen tree limbs were still entangled in wires, some of which may be live, Pavia said. The city warned people not to go near any downed trees or wires and to report them to Connecticut Light & Power at 800-286-2000.
As of 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, 29,732 CL&P customers in Stamford were without power, about 53 percent of the city, according to the utility company’s outage report.
The city also warned residents: If you turn on a generator, do not use it in a home, garage, crawlspace, shed or similar areas as carbon monoxide can build up quickly.
Also, if you do not feel your home is safe for habitation, have a licensed building inspector or structural engineer check it out before going inside, the mayor said. The shelter at Stamford High School, 55 Strawberry Hill Ave., will remain open.
Some traffic lights in the city were not working and the city warns drivers to remain cautious and courteous until power can be restored.
Garbage and recycling pickup will resume Thursday, starting in Shippan, Pavia said.
The Stamford Government Center will open for regular business hours Wednesday morning.