Walsh: Patriots parade can’t be pushed back again

Cleanup remains difficult following Monday's snowstorm

Members of the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots ride in World War II-era amphibious duck boats through confetti as they make their way along a parade route, in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005. The Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX on Sunday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON (WWLP-AP) — Boston Mayor Martin Walsh says the victory parade for the New England Patriots can’t be pushed back again even though the city is still digging out from a snowstorm and the subway system is having service problems due to the weather.

Walsh announced Monday night that the parade would be postponed until Wednesday morning while Boston recovered from its second major winter storm in a week.

He said Tuesday that many people have suggested postponing the parade again — this time until Saturday. He says the players will have scattered by then.

“The simple answer is we won’t have a team on Saturday to have a parade. A lot of players on vacation after today and they won’t be around on Saturday, so if we put it off until Saturday- might be a good idea- but we wouldn’t be having the players we want to cheer on in the city of Boston,” Walsh said.

The Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

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.

You can watch the Patriots’ victory parade live on 22News starting at 11:00 A.M. It will also be streaming live here on WWLP.com.

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