HOPEWELL VALLEY: Schools remain closed; trick or treat postponed

Schools in the Hopewell Valley will remain closed through Thursday, Hopewell Valley officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Three of the school district school buildings remain without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which passed through the area Monday night, according to Hopewell Township Police Chief George Meyer.
In addition, many roads remained closed throughout the Hopewell Valley, as well as in the county and state. According to the chief, routes 29 and 31 have been reopened.
As residents cope with the aftermath of Sandy, officials in the Hopewell Valley have opened firehouse reception centers to assist those in need of electricity, water and heat.
Also, officials in Hopewell Township, Hopewell Borough and Pennington have rescheduled Halloween trick or treating to Saturday, Nov. 3.
Three firehouses in Hopewell Valley have been designated as reception centers, where residents can obtain water, charge cell phones or other devices and get warm or wash up. The Hopewell firehouse, Pennington firehouse and Union firehouse in Titusville are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to the Hopewell Township website, http://www.hopewelltwp.org, and will be open daily.
Residents who need water can get it at the firehouse around the clock, according to the website, but must bring their own containers.
Hopewell Fire Company is located at the corner of Columbia and Greenwood Avenues in Hopewell Borough, the Pennington Fire Company is on Brommel Place in Pennington Borough and the Union Fire Company is on Route 29 at Park Lake Avenue in Titusville.
In Titusville, the Presbyterian Church, at 48 River Drive, planned a free hot dog supper at 5 p.m. Wednesday after an ecumenical service.
In an earlier e-mail, Chief Meyer listed the road closures throughout the Hopewell Valley:
Hopewell Township Road Closures — Vicinity of Pennington: Pennington-Harbourton Road at Scotch Road closed to Route 31, tree and wires; Federal City Road from Rosedale Park to East Delaware; Bull Run Road, multiple poles down; Pennington Road between circle and Denow Road; Wargo Road–Titus Mill/Bradford; Poor Farm Road at 35, tree down with wires; Aqua Terrace at No. 8; Titus Mill Road at Pennington-Rocky Hill Road, tree across road (passable); Alta Vista Drive/Honey Brook, tree down, wires burning; Jacobs Creek Road s/o Tanglewood, wires down in roadway; Rosedale Way/Federal City Road, tree no wires; Pennington-Rocky Hill Road/Arvida Drive; Bayberry Road, several spots (passable for cars); Burd Road. 
Vicinity of Hopewell Borough: Crusher Road from No. 29 to 99, wire down and trees on wires; Route 612 between Route 31 and Mine Road, tree down; Route 31 between Mine Road and Routte 518, trees down; Province Line Road, beween Cherry Valley Road and Route 518; Harbourton-Woodsville Road between New Road and Poor Farm, tree down across road with wires ; Aunt Molly Road between Route 518 and dirt section, trees and wires down; Nelson Ridge Road at No. 37, tree across road; Nelson Ridge Road at No. 33, tree no wires; Van Dyke Road between Route 518 and Stony Brook, trees and wires; Hamilton Avenue, tree blocking road with wires; Aunt Molly Road/Cherry Valley Road, trees on wires; 100 Aunt Molly Road, tree on wires.