Get the duck boats ready. The New England Patriots are NFL champions and fans will have the chance to celebrate with the team Wednesday when the team's victory parade marches through Boston.
Mayor Marty Walsh originally announced that the parade would begin Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET at the Prudential Tower and end at City Hall, but weather concerns convinced the city to push the celebration to Wednesday. The exact route wasn't announced, but the parade is expected to journey along Boylston Street, Tremont Street and Cambridge Street before it concludes at Government Center. Unlike with previous Patriots victory parades, this one will not end with a rally afterward at City Hall due to the snow accumulation in Boston.
Now the challenge for the city of Boston will be to prepare the roads for a parade with snow already enveloping the city and as much as a foot of snow expected to come down Monday as well. The weather forecast won't make things any easier -- the temperatures could be as low as 12 degrees with a wind chill near zero. Just last week, one Boston man braved the snow to shovel out the Boston Marathon finish line.
The celebration will be the first Patriots victory parade since the team won the Super Bowl in 2005 and, according to MyFoxBoston, more than a million fans lined the streets on a cold Wednesday, although the streets were free from snow for that time. Seattle filled CenturyLink Stadium and Safeco Field for the team's first ever Super Bowl victory parade last year.
Date/time: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 11 a.m. ET
Location: Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston St., Boston, Mass.