Carthage is closing road access to the historic district on Halloween night for trick-or-treaters. From 4 to 10 p.m. the blocks from Macon to Centennial, Grand and Main will be closed to all vehicles. Cathage Police Chief Greg Dagnan tells News Talk KZRG it's one of the busiest areas in the city on Halloween, so it's a preventative measure to keep kids safe.
"We were having several safety issues there over the years and so we had a citizen request last year. They said, "Hey, why we don't we close this off?", we tried it. It worked great. Evryone liked it, so we're going to do it again this year."
There had been several close calls over the years. The city council approved the road closure at their October 22 meeting.