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October 28, 2012

In Brief | Schools close, transit halts ahead of Sandy



Amtrak cancels northeast service ahead of Sandy

WILMINGTON, Del. — Amtrak says it is canceling service across the northeastern U.S. on Monday as Hurricane Sandy threatens to create a wet, windy mess in the region.

Amtrak said in a news release Sunday that it was canceling all service north of New York at 7 p.m. Nearly all service across the Eastern Seaboard will be canceled starting Monday.

Amtrak says it has not yet determined when train services will resume. Alternate transportation is not available.

Some trains will continue to run in Florida and the Carolinas.

The news release says customers can receive a refund or voucher for future travel.



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Parades canceled, postponed due to storm

PHILADELPHIA — Communities in several areas of Pennsylvania are postponing or canceling their Halloween parades with the approach of Hurricane Sandy.

The (Allentown) Morning Call says two cities in eastern Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley have postponed their planned Sunday events for a week.

The parades scheduled in Allentown and Bethlehem on Sunday have been postponed until 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4th.

.In Franklin County in central Pennsylvania, police said the 70th annual Mercersburg Halloween parade scheduled for Monday night has been canceled following the state of emergency declared by Gov. Tom Corbett.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., said this is only the second time in 70 years that the parade has been canceled, and it will not be rescheduled.


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