City officials have shortened the route of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 18, because of the recent snowfall.
The nation’s most prominent St. Patrick’s Day event will now follow a designated “snow route” that commences at the Broadway T station at 1 p.m. and ends at Farragut Road. It typically ends at Old Colony Avenue.
“Our number one priority will always be to keep our residents safe at all times,” Mayor Marty Walsh said in a statement. “The snow route has allowed for a safe and enjoyable celebration in other years when there has been heavy snow before the parade, and I commend the Public Works Department for working diligently to ensure that Broadway will be safe and accessible by Sunday.”
The parade’s organizers are not pleased with the city’s decision. They would prefer the longer route.