Boston mayor won't push back Patriots victory parade beyond Wednesday

Boston has been buried in snow the past week, but nothing will stop the Patriots' Super Bowl victory parade

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh pushed back the New England Patriots' victory parade once already.

He's not doing it again.

Walsh said Tuesday that the downtown parade to honor the Super Bowl XLIX champions will take place Wednesday morning even though the city has gotten more than 40 inches of snow in the last week and continues to deal with such issues as high winds, low temperatures, dangerous walking/driving conditions and subway service issues.

“This has been a tradition in the city of Boston,’’ Walsh said of the parade, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was pushed back a day due to the weather.

Walsh acknowledged that many people have suggested waiting until Saturday to hold the parade, but he decided that would be no good since many of the Patriots players will have returned to their homes across the country by then.

True, it would be unfortunate if, say, Tom Brady or some of the other beloved Patriots missed out on celebrating their dramatic win over the Seattle Seahawks with the fans. It would also be unfortunate, though, if people got frostbitten, otherwise injured or worse.

But, hey, don't let me get all Nationwide Insurance on you and bring everyone down. If the mayor says it's fine, well, that's good enough for me.

So it's full speed ahead for Wednesday at 11 a.m. EST at the Hynes Convention Center. Just remember to follow Walsh's advice and stay off the large, dangerous snowbanks and dress appropriately for the expected sub-freezing weather.

Or follow my advice and stay home. Whoops, there I go again.

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