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02-03-2009, 01:31 PM
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There is some video embedded on the right.



If anyone goes please report how it was...wish I could have stuck around. :(


Fans Line Streets For Steelers Victory Parade

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ?

Steelers' fans are crowding the route of today's Steelers' victory parade.

Some fans lined up as early as 1 a.m. to get a spot to see the World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers.
The parade begins at Seventh Avenue and Grant Street at noon.

It will then wind its way down Grant Street to the Boulevard of the Allies.

The parade will end at a big reviewing stand at the Boulevard of the Allies and Stanwix Street.

Police are bringing out the manpower to keep the crowd safe.

Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper says they are expecting more than 250,000 people in the crowd.

The Super Bowl parade in 2006 caused concern for public safety personnel who didn't anticipate the huge crowd that poured into narrow Fifth Avenue and mobbed some of the players.

Today's parade will be on a much wider street, the Boulevard of the Allies, and fencing will keep spectators away from the players.

Six high school marching bands, one for each Steelers Super Bowl victory, will participate in the parade.

Those bands are from Brashear, Perry, Carrick, Thomas Jefferson, Bethel Park and South Fayette.

DOWNTOWN ROAD CLOSURES:

Stanwix Street from Fort Pitt Boulevard to the Boulevard of the Allies is closed.

The parade route begins at Seventh Avenue and Grant Street. From there, the parade will follow Boulevard of the Allies and will end at Stanwix Street.

This route will be closed to traffic until 3 p.m.

All traffic is expected to return to normal for the afternoon rush hour.

Fans are encouraged to use public transportation.

The Gateway Clipper is offering shuttle service to the Mon River side of Point State Park.

It costs $5 per person, but kids age 6 and younger can ride free.

Part of their proceeds will go to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

You can watch parade coverage live on KDKA-TV and KDKA.com starting at 11 a.m.