The New England Patriots' Super Bowl XLIX victory parade in Boston has been postponed by a day because of inclement weather.
The parade will now be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. The mayor's office released the following statement:
"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. 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."
A week after a blizzard dropped up to three feet of snow on some Massachusetts towns, a winter storm warning is in effect from Monday until 1 a.m. Tuesday. Most Boston-area schools were closed Monday, and the city's mass transit system is operating with delays.
The Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 on Sunday for their fourth Super Bowl title. They also became the first team in Super Bowl history to overcame a fourth-quarter deficit of 10-plus points.
A three-yard touchdown pass from Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady to Danny Amendola with 2:02 remaining gave the Patriots the lead, and Malcolm Butler's goal-line interception of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson sealed the game for New England.
- Mike Fiammetta