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Parts of Tuscaloosa shut to trick-or-treaters

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Some tornado-damaged neighborhoods in Tuscaloosa will be off-limits to Halloween trick-or-treaters.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that The Downs off Hargrove Road and The Highlands off University Boulevard will be shut to children because residents believe storm debris still pose too much of a danger.

Highlands resident Elizabeth Aversa said the sidewalks are torn up and there are no street lights. She said neighbors hope to welcome back the trick-or-treaters next year.

Mayor Walt Maddox has warned families to be aware of debris left from the April storms, but the city has not officially cancelled trick-or-treating in any areas.

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