Main Street in New Milford is being closed down for a few hours on Halloween.
The southbound side of Main Street will be closed between 5pm and 7:30pm for the Trunk or Treat event. It's being promoted as a safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treating. An $800 donation from Arthur Howland and Associates will defray the cost of the event.
Last year, because Superstorm Sandy virtually canceled Halloween, more than a thousand children participated in the Parks and Rec event. A thriller flash mob event with dancing zombies will start at 6:30.
Main Street will be closed from the top of the green down to Bridge Street. The northbound side would remain open to thru traffic. The traffic authority approved the request unanimously at their meeting earlier this month.