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New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off on Sunday

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The Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade. (WFSB file) The Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade. (WFSB file)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

St. Patrick's Day Parade preparations are underway in New Haven for this weekend.

The Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade is set to step off on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Organizers said they expected 325,000 spectators to line up and watch.

Long before the sun was up on Friday, New Haven Public Works crews spent the overnight downtown, clearing snow, carting it off and cleaning up Chapel Street in time for parade day.

“Its a lot of fun, we open at 9 a.m. for breakfast, second we open, we get a ton of people in," said Dayna Kasprzycki, of Christy's. 

They called the parade the sixth oldest in the nation. It was born on March 17, 1842.

It begins on Chapel Street at Sherman Avenue and ends on Grove Street at Orange Street.

According its website, the Parade route travels southeast on Chapel Street, to the end of the Green, where it turns left onto Church Street. It follows Church Street to Grove Street, where it turns right, and end at Orange Street. The Parade Route is 1.5 miles.

For more information, check out the website here.

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