BOSTON (AP) — Organizers of Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade say the event will go on as planned March 15, but they are asking for help in clearing the route of snow.
Brian Mahoney, commander of the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, is asking unions, businesses and residents to do their part and shovel the route.
There had been talk of postponing the parade, which draws hundreds of thousands of spectators, because of the 8½ feet of snow that has fallen on the city this winter, but Mahoney says that's impossible.
He tells the Boston Herald (http://bit.ly/1FR5v7a ) many out-of-town parade participants have already made flight and hotel reservations.
Organizers have also been talking with the city about minor changes to the route to avoid some snow-choked streets.
Information from: Boston Herald, http://www.bostonherald.com