Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is taking Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra’s advice and closing his door to trick-or-treaters tonight.

Earlier today, Malloy urged local mayors and first selectmen to make a decision about Halloween celebrations in their respective cities and towns.

“No amount of candy is worth a potentially serious or even fatal accident,” Malloy said. “With about 40 percent of power out in the Capital City, Cathy and I are heeding Mayor Segarra’s decision and have decided not to open the residence to trick-or-treaters tonight.”

Segarra has determined that due to extreme public safety risks, residents and their families should not go house to house for trick-or-treating.

“Due to the extensive nature of poor lighting and downed trees and power lines, we must put safety first and work to restore a sense of normalcy as quickly as possible,” said Mayor Segarra.

At this hour, almost 33,000 or 56% of CL&P customers in Hartford are still without power.  That is down from almost 70 percent on Sunday.

More than 60 roads in the Capital City are still closed due to downed branches and power lines.  Please remember, if you see a downed line, please treat it as a live wire and avoid it.