Heights Schools Remain Closed Wednesday, Trick-Or-Treating May Be Off

Several areas in Hasbrouck Heights remained without power Tuesday night as the borough continues to clean up after Sandy.

UPDATE 12:30 a.m. - Hasbrouck Heights public schools will remain closed Wednesday, Oct. 31 as the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy continues to affect the borough with power outages and clean up. Meanwhile it's believed that Halloween Trick-or-Treating may be called off as well.

Most areas remained without power Tuesday evening. Driving down the Boulevard the area from about Washington all the way down to Stanley Avenue was in total darkness. The high school and Board of Education offices were likely without power Tuesday. The school district's website was down as of Tuesday night.

The Corpus Christi School website did not indicate school was closed Wednesday as of Tuesday night.

In regards to trick-or-treating, the sign out front at Borough Hall has alerted residents  to keep children home after dark on Tuesday and Wednesday night.

Patch will update readers as soon as the status of Halloween trick-or-treating is confirmed and a rescheduled date is set.

Tuesday night the only businesses open on Route 17 were the Verizon Wireless store and the Dunkin Donuts. The Bendix Diner was also open.

All other businesses on 17 were closed due to power outages. Traffic lights were out and therefore the jughandle by the White Castle on both north and south side are closed and the corridor from Route 17 south to Franklin was closed. A portion of the fence around Depken field which borders the Route 17 side showed damage from a fallen tree limb.

Most of the borough's gas stations, both in town and on Route 17, were still without power Tuesday night except for the Citgo station on the corner of Williams and Terrace which was said to have had long lines all day Tuesday.

Earlier in the day several streets were closed off due to downed power lines and large tree limbs lying in the roadway and on houses.

See related coverage to see how Hurricane Sandy affected Heights

Hurricane Brings Horrors to Hasbrouck Heights

Thousands Without Power in Hasbrouck Heights Area

Patch will continue to update as the clean up continues.

Email updates to alana.quartuccio@patch.com or text 201-290-1671.


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