UPDATE, 11 a.m.: Trick-or-treating on Southampton Village's Elm Street will go on as planned Wednesday, even as the village continues to clean up after Hurricane Sandy and LIPA works to restore power to many areas.
Village Administrator Stephen Funsch said that Elm Street has power again.
Southampton Village personnel will close Elm Street to vehicular traffic from 3 to 6 p.m. to provide children with a safe and supervised environment to trick-or-treat.
Candy was collected at Village Hall and the Police Department so Elm Street residents would not have to bear the burden of providing candy alone.
"All trick-or-treating throughout the Village will be suspended at 6:00," Funsch said.
If power is not restored to Elm Street in Southampton Village by Halloween evening, the traditional trick-or-treating that takes place on the block will be canceled, according to Mayor Mark Epley.
The village closes traffic annually on Elm Street so kids can trick-or-treat there safe and supervised. But if the homes still have no power as a result of Hurricane Sandy — and the street isn't lighted — it won't be the safe place it is intended to be.
The village was even soliciting residents to drop off candy at Village Hall and the Police Department, so the Elm Street residents would not have to bear the burden of supplying candy alone.
There is no word yet on if the tradition will be rescheduled.