Update at 11:42 a.m.: They’re off:

Duck boats are rolling! Watch live on http://t.co/FVSKYIEnNH #SuperBowlChamps pic.twitter.com/Vd5ZyXwDOr

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) February 4, 2015

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

Per city of Boston, When #Patriots parade arrives at City Hall, there will be a brief fireworks display (and associated noise).

— MEMA (@MassEMA) February 4, 2015

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

Easily the smallest crowd I've seen at a Duck Boat parade, and I've only missed two of the twelve. Snow. School. Cold. Traffic.

— Billy Baker (@billy_baker) February 4, 2015

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

Boylston St. Filled with Pats fans. pic.twitter.com/CS11AWjOWm

— Robin Lubbock (@RLubb) February 4, 2015

Pats fans line Boylston St waiting for the parade to begin. #Patriots pic.twitter.com/NwEIaO82ci

— Robin Lubbock (@RLubb) February 4, 2015

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

"The cold weather doesn't stop us from going to games, it's not going to stop us from coming to a parade." pic.twitter.com/UPTGnCmXCW

— Zeninjor Enwemeka (@Zeninjor) February 4, 2015

"It's nice to get a chance to see these guys up close after watching them all year" – Jesse Tharpe #PatriotsParade pic.twitter.com/DQ23JSO6sd

— Zeninjor Enwemeka (@Zeninjor) February 4, 2015

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.

Original post:

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.

#MBTA: All Subway lines experiencing delays due to weather-related mechanical issues. Pls allow add'l travel time & use caution on platforms

— MBTA (@MBTA) February 4, 2015

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


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