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Albany Police worry about extra heavy traffic Halloween night

Octobert 29, 2003

Albany -- Friday is Halloween, and Albany Police are worried it could be a dangerous one. There's a lot going on Friday night so police expect a lot of traffic. They are asking everyone to be very careful to keep the kids safe.

Halloween is a time for fun. Kids enjoying dressing up in costumes, pretending to be something new, getting candy from friends and neighbors. But this year with Halloween falling on Friday night worries Albany Police. This is Albany State University's Homecoming, and there will be thousands of visitors in town. There are also three high school football games in Dougherty County Friday night.

Lt. Kenn Singleton said "For the annual Halloween festivities we have our "pumpkin patrol", which will have Police Cars decorated. But their main objective is to serve and protect the people who will be out participating in the Halloween festivities."

Police expect lots of traffic as well as kids trick or treating. So they ask you to please use caution driving. Police will also have lots of patrols out to make sure drivers slow down. Lt. Singleton said "the streets will be busy. So we want to advise motorists to be on the look out for not only our trick or treaters, but the influx of people here for the homecoming festivities."

 Make sure your kids Trick or Treat from 6 until 8 PM. Wear a light colored costume and carry a flashlight. Stay in familiar surroundings, and be extra careful walking in the street.

 That way Halloween can be full of treats, and not tragedy.

Albany Police will be giving out treats at all their District Community Centers. District Four on East Ogelthorpe Boulevard will be decorated as a haunted house.

posted at 3:57 PM by jimw@walb.com