MIDCOAST — Multiple towns in the Midcoast have asked families to hold off on trick-or-treating for Halloween in the wake of severe storm damage that has knocked down power lines and left thousands in Cumberland, Sagadhoc, and Lincoln counties without power.

Brunswick, Topsham, Bath, and Wiscasset have all postponed Halloween events in the wake of storm damage that could make trick-or-treating dangerous. Some towns, like Damariscotta, are still holding events but ask parents to avoid roads that are closed and use caution.

“The trunk or treat is going to go on as planned at Great Salt Bay school from 4 to 6 p.m.,” said Damariscotta Town Manager Matt Lutkus “The police department is asking people to use their best judgement.”

In Freeport, the Freeport Police Department is asking people to avoid areas of the town that do not have power. Trick-or-treating in the downtown area, however, is still on and will take place tonight from 4 to 6 p.m.

“We advise that you avoid trick or treating in areas without power,” states a release from Freeport Police. “However, if you choose to trick or treat in these neighborhoods, please be aware that there are still many hazards, including downed power lines. Please use extreme caution and closely supervise all children to ensure that they avoid unsafe conditions.”

Brunswick’s annual Halloween activities have been postponed until Friday. Both the “Door to Door Trick or Treating” and the annual Halloween Parade have both been postponed, with the parade now scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at the Lower Mall.

Topsham has also postponed all Halloween activities until Friday. All town related activities will occur at their regularly scheduled time.

“By postponing Halloween, Public Works crews and utility companies will have additional time to remove hazards throughout town,” wrote David Douglass, chair of the Topsham Select Board.

In Bath and Wiscasset, trick-or-treating has also been postponed until Friday.