Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade Route Shortened Due to Snow, Ice

The parade route for Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is being shortened due to the amount of snow and ice on the route.

The parade will only be on Broadway, according to parade organizers, which is about half the length of the usual parade route.

In past years, the parade has started on West Broadway and continued onto P Street, East 4th Street, K Street, East 5th Street, G Street, Telegraph Street and Dorchester Street, ending at Dorchester Avenue.

The parade is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. in South Boston. It is organized by the Allied War Veterans' Council of South Boston, which came under fire this year after it voted not to allow a gay veterans group to march in the parade.

The council ultimately changed its mind and decided to allow OutVets to participate following public outcry.

Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade draws 600,000 to 1 million people each year, making it the second largest in the country.

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