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For New Jersey, Halloween Won't Come Until Monday

For New Jersey, Halloween Won't Come Until Monday
Emile Wamsteker | Bloomberg | Getty Images

For New Jersey, trick-or-treating will have to wait until Monday.

With the state just beginning to dig out from Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order Wednesday postponing Halloween celebrations due to unsafe conditions.

"I've taken this action to minimize additional risks to lives and the public safety as we begin the process of rebuilding and recovering from Hurricane Sandy," said Governor Christie in a statement.

(Read More: Scenes From Hurricane Sandy.)

The state was probably the worst hit by the storm, with flooding, fallen trees, downed power lines and power outages across the state.

"As governor, it is my responsibility to use all available resources of the state government to protect against the emergency created by Hurricane Sandy," Christie added. "Postponing Halloween celebrations by five days is a commonsense and necessary step to accomplish that."

New Jersey hasn't been the only area to put Halloween on hold. On Tuesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg postponed the annual Halloween parade through Greenwich Village.

"For the first time in our 39 year history, the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management and the NYPD have cancelled the parade," the Village Halloween Parade website said. A new date was not announced.

Many local governments in the tri-state area are also advising against trick-or-treating tonight.

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