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Patriots take victory lap in Boston

The Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots are getting their moment in the snow.

World War II-era amphibious vehicles known as duck boats are carrying MVP quarterback Tom Brady, head coach Bill Belichick and the rest of the team through downtown Boston.

Tens of thousands of jubilant fans have braved snow squalls and chilly winds to celebrate the Patriots' fifth Super Bowl title. Many are shouting: "Brady! Brady!" and "TB12!"

Some are holding "Roger That" signs. That's a reference to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who handed Brady a four-game suspension at the start of the 2016 season for his role in the "Deflategate" scandal.

Security is tight for Tuesday's parade. The route includes the Boston Marathon finish line where three spectators were killed and 260 others wounded in bombing attacks in April 2013.

Meteorologists are predicting a messy celebration. Rain and possibly some snow are in the forecast, along with the typical chilly New England temperatures.

It's still not expected to be as bad as two years ago, when the Patriots's victory parade was delayed a day as the region gritted through a season of historic levels of snow.

Providence hosted a championship rally to honor the Patriots at the Dunkin' Donuts Center at 4 p.m.




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