BOSTON – The City of Boston will hosts a Duck Boat parade for the Super Bowl Champions today, February 7.
The parade for the New England Patriots will start at 11 a.m. at the Hynes Convention Center.
May roads will shut down at 9 a.m. in Boston. Backpacks are being discouraged.
The 20-plus Boston Duck Boats will head down Boylston Street, take a left onto Tremont Street, to Cambridge Street, ending on Cambridge Street at Boston City Hall Plaza.
The Government Center MBTA T-stop will close at 9;30 a.m.
The weather is not working in favor for the more than almost 1 million fans expected to the parade. Snow may be falling by the time the parade starts, and it could be sleeting or raining by the end of the parade. Temperatures are expected to be between 32 and 38 degrees today.
There will be parking restrictions on several major roadways in the City of Boston.
What time streets will re-open to traffic will depend on crowd size. Streets will re-open on a rolling basis as the crowd disperses and clean-up is completed. Boylston Street is expected to be the first street to re-open, according to the City of Boston.
If you are taking the commuter rail into Boston, the MBTA is recommending you purchase a round-trip ticket at the start. Extra trains are expected for the morning rsh-hour commuter into Boston.