LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — The impact of superstorm Sandy is not dampening Halloween festivities in most communities in the D.C. area.

In Virginia, Arlington County does not anticipate canceling or postponing trick-or-treating for children. However, a “Dog Trick-or-Treat” event planned for Tuesday night became a causality of the former hurricane.

In Alexandria, little ghosts and goblins will also be out in force as planned. An Edgar Allen Poe event at The Lyceum Museum originally scheduled for Wednesday night has been postponed until Nov. 7.

In Maryland, officials in Rockville expect Halloween to go off without a glitch as business has largely returned to usual.

Parents and children should be aware of some neighborhoods with downed power lines, trees and other debris.

However, trick-or-treating plans for Wednesday did not remain unscathed everywhere. In the tiny Maryland Eastern Shore town of Henderson, Halloween was initially cancelled for its 150 residents after superstorm Sandy.

The town’s mayor had canceled activities, but reinstated them when power was restored.

And in Greensboro, Md., 2,000 residents will have to trick-or-treat on Friday after flooding from the Choptank River made for a slow recovery.

Denton moved trick-or-treating to Saturday because of the storm. Town Administrator Donald Mulrine Jr. says some homes in the town of 4,000 were still without power, and safety was the main concern. He says the town is contacting schools to let them know about the change.

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