BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots and their latest Lombardi Trophy will parade its way through the city on the famous duck boats on Wednesday.
The parade was originally set for Tuesday morning, but was pushed back a day after Mayor Walsh announced that schools would be closed due to snow.READ MORE: Major Winter Snow Storm With Blizzard Conditions Possible Saturday
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“Due to today’s bad weather and the worsening forecast for tonight, the New England Patriots and the City of Boston have made the mutual decision to postpone the victory parade until Wednesday, February 4 at 11 a.m.” Mayor Walsh said.
“We thank everyone for their flexibility and patience during the planning of this parade and we look forward to celebrating with Patriots fans during better weather on Wednesday.”
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The city said the parade will start at the Prudential Tower and end at City Hall. Unlike some past parades, there will be no rally at City Hall plaza because of the bitter cold and large amounts of snow in the area.
“We had anticipated a victory,” Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said. “We had the route planned out.”READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
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While the snow is falling in Boston on Monday, the parade route should be OK come Wednesday thanks to some extra work put in over the weekend. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told WBZ-TV Monday morning that, without attracting any attention, crews were out prior to Sunday’s game carefully plowing some of the areas where the boats might travel.
Walsh added later that the city is working to clear snow in every neighborhood, not just the parade route.
Walsh said in a press conference Monday that the rally was going to be held Tuesday to accommodate the players.
“The reason for the rally tomorrow is because the players leave Boston, leave New England, go on vacation with their families,” Walsh said. “It’s no longer a work day for them.”Wednesday's Child: 12-Year-Old William
The Patriots won their fourth Super Bowl in franchise history on Sunday night with a 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Glendale, Arizona. Tom Brady was named the game’s MVP for the third time in his career.