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Some streets to be closed Halloween evening

The area around South Jackson Street will be closed Tuesday from  5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for trick-or-treating.

According to the Brookhaven Police Department, South Jackson will be closed at Natchez Avenue and Chickasaw Street. West Minnesota Street will be closed from McCormick Court to South Church Street, and West Chippewa Street will be closed from South Railroad Avenue to South Church Street.

This decision was made due to several near misses with children in the area, Police Chief Kenneth Collins said.

Parking will be available at Brookhaven Elementary School, the lot at Chickasaw and Jackson streets, downtown parking lots, and any legal parallel parking along streets in that area, he said.

“Residents in the area will be given access to drive cautiously to their homes,” said Collins. “Any child seen trick-or-treating after 8:30 p.m. will be sent home.”