Penguins victory parade rolls through city as thousands of fans roar

PITTSBURGH — UPDATE: The parade got underway as scheduled, and the love affair between the Penguins and the city has never been stronger.

The city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and the Pittsburgh Penguins will host a Stanley Cup Victory Parade downtown on Wednesday starting at 11 a.m.

ROAD CLOSURES:

Public Works and event personnel will set up equipment and barriers starting Tuesday. Roads will begin closing as early as 9 a.m. Wednesday.

PARADE ROUTE:

The parade route will be similar to championship parades in 2009 and 2016, but will now end at Point State Park. The route will begin on Grant Street at Liberty Avenue, travel along Grant Street to the Boulevard of the Allies, turn right onto the Boulevard of the Allies, turn right onto Commonwealth Place, and will end at the intersection of Penn Avenue and Commonwealth Place at the entrance of Point State Park.

A stage will be set up on the city side lawn of Point State Park for celebratory remarks from the team.

PARADE FORECAST:

It will be very warm and quite humid in downtown Pittsburgh for the Penguins Stanley Cup Victory Parade.

There will be a mix of sun and clouds, with wind from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph. The temperature at the start of the parade will be about 77 degrees, and about 82 degrees by 2 p.m.

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An isolated shower is possible, but will be more likely later in the afternoon.

SECURITY MEASURES:

Pittsburgh police are still working out security measures to make sure everyone stays safe at the parade.

Last years Penguins' victory parade was the largest parade in city history.

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