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    Christie: utility damage from weekend storm is worse than Irene’s impact

    As Gov. Chris Christie calls the weekend storm damage to utilities worse than that of Hurricane Irene, New Jersey municipalities have been left to decide whether it’s safe to trick-or-treat.

    Transportation crews have been dispatched across the state to clear blocked roads, the Associated Press reports, but it’ll be at least until Thursday when 360,000 people have their power restored. Kids trick-or-treating tonight are urged to carry flashlights to keep an eye out for leftover storm hazards — assuming kids get the OK from the municipalities to go out.

    Tomorrow’s headline: Kids prevented from trick-or-treating cause more damage than snow storm and Irene combined.

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