Thousands line the streets of downtown Kansas City prior to the Super Bowl parade/Photo by Nancy Lewis


St. Joseph Post

It might be cold, but fans of
the Kansas City Chiefs are shaking off the effects of the weather to celebrate
their Super Bowl victory.

It is estimated more than a
million people are lining the parade route in downtown Kansas City and attending
the rally at Union Station as the Chiefs have returned from Miami with the Lombardi

The Chiefs defeated the San
Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Miami to win their first Super Bowl in 50 years.

Quick action by Kansas City
police kept the celebration from being marred by an apparently impaired driver
taking a “joy ride” along the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade route in downtown
Kansas City. Police put the driver into a forced spin and arrested at gunpoint
before the parade began. Mayor Quinton Lucas told TV station WDAF that the
arrest about three hours before the Wednesday morning parade was scheduled
to begin was for an inebriated “joy ride” and wasn’t terrorism-related. No one
was injured in the incident.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.