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Champion Patriots Parade Through Snowy Boston Streets

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Update at 1:30 p.m.: The rolling rally has concluded. Check out our photo post for more scenes from the parade.

Update at 1:12 p.m.: From Robin on the ground:

Update at 1:04 p.m.: ...

Update at 12:53 p.m.: The duck boats are arriving at City Hall Plaza:

Update at 12:42 p.m.:

Update at 12:25 p.m.: Here's Julian Edelman:

Update at 12:18 p.m.:

Update at 12:08 p.m.: Some say this is a rare sight:

Update at 11:54 a.m.:

Update at 11:44 a.m.: Here's the Super Bowl MVP:

Update at 11:42 a.m.: They're off:

Update at 11:32 a.m.: FYI:

Update at 11:22 a.m.: An estimate on crowd size from the Globe's Billy Baker:

Update at 11 a.m.: WBUR's Robin Lubbock is there too:

Update at 10:35 a.m.: WBUR's Zeninjor Enwemeka is on the parade route:


Map of the Patriots Super Bowl victory parade route. The parade will start at Boylston and Dalton streets, go down Boylston and turn left on Tremont street before continuing onto Cambridge Street and ending at City Hall, according to the mayor's office.
Map of the Patriots Super Bowl victory parade route. The parade will start at Boylston and Dalton streets, go down Boylston and turn left on Tremont street before continuing onto Cambridge Street and ending at City Hall, according to the mayor's office.

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BOSTON — Despite high snowbanks, slippery streets and rough recent commutes, Boston is set to hold a victory parade to honor the Super Bowl-champion New England Patriots.

The duck boat parade is scheduled to begin Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Prudential Center, move past the Boston Common and end at City Hall Plaza (see the map of the route above).

The Patriots edged by the Seattle Seahawks in a dramatic title game on Sunday.

The parade was originally set for Tuesday, but Boston Mayor Marty Walsh postponed it a day, after snowfall Monday made it Boston's snowiest seven days in recorded history.

Many have suggested Walsh postpone the parade further, but during a press conference Tuesday he defended his decision to hold it late Wednesday morning. He said the parade cannot be delayed further, to say Saturday, because players will have left the city by then.

The mayor asked fans attending the parade not to perch on snowbanks because of the dangers involved and to dress appropriately for temperatures expected to be below freezing.

He also suggested people take the MBTA to the parade, despite the transit agency's widespread woes on Tuesday.

In a statement, the MBTA said it is keeping with its usual schedule and not providing extra service for parade-goers. The agency is warning that trains will be very crowded, encouraging riders to plan ahead by leaving extra travel time and buying tickets in advance.

The MBTA said parade attendees should also be mindful of expected weather-related delays.

We'll have live updates from the parade once it begins.

This article was originally published on February 04, 2015.

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