Patriots fans brave icy weather for Super Bowl victory parade

Hundreds of thousands of New England Patriots fans lined Boston’s streets on Tuesday, defying a driving snowstorm to cheer the team’s players in a parade celebrating their latest Super Bowl victory.

Stars including quarterback Tom Brady and wide receiver Julian Edelman waved from the cavalcade of flatbed trucks and amphibious vehicles known as duck boats. Blowing confetti mixed with snow as the team celebrated its fifth National Football League championship since 2002.

Head coach Bill Belichick, known for his taciturn manner, was uncharacteristically smiling and waving and team owner Robert Kraft hoisted one of several silver Vince Lombardi trophies held by team personnel as fans screamed their approval.

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski drinks a beer during New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski holds up beers during New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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New England Patriots’ Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett and Tom Brady celebrate during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hoists the Lombardi Trophy as he rides a duck boat during the Super Bowl LI parade. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

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New England Patriots’ LeGarrette Blount, Rob Gronkowski, James White, Dion Lewis and Martellus Bennett celebrate during New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett rides on the roof of a flatbed truck during New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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Snow falls as fans line the route along Boylston Street during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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Fans gather in Copley Square before the start of a New England Patriots victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Michael J. Ivins/Getty Images)

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New England Patriots players ride on a truck during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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Confetti erupts in Copley Square during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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Matt Patricia, left, holds up a Lombardi Trophy and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick waves during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up the Lombardi Trophy as the New England Patriots travel down Boylston Street on duck boats during the Super Bowl LI parade. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

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New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft hoists a Lombardi trophy during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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A plow makes its way down Boylston St. moments before the start of the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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Fans gather on Tremont St. before the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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A sign is raised as fans gather for the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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New England Patriots fans get their early spots on Tremont Street before the start of the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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People pose for selfies with Carlos Arredondo as fans line the route during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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Fans arrive early to Bolyston Street for the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade through Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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Fans arrive early to Bolyston Street for the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade through Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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New England Patriots fans wait for the start of a parade Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Boston to celebrate their team’s 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)