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Ottawa Redblacks' Grey Cup parade to go ahead Tuesday, (freezing) rain or shine

The parade will start at Bank Street and Pretoria Avenue at noon before heading down Bank to Aberdeen Square at Lansdowne Park.

Ottawa RedBlacks quarterback Henry Burris holds up the Grey Cup on Sunday. Both he and the cup will be on hand for Tuesday's parade.

The Canadian Press / Frank Gunn

Ottawa RedBlacks quarterback Henry Burris holds up the Grey Cup on Sunday. Both he and the cup will be on hand for Tuesday's parade.

All of #RNation is invited to join the victory party Tuesday in celebration of the Ottawa Redblacks' Grey Cup victory.

Unfortunately, so is about three millimeters of freezing rain.

The city announced Monday morning that the parade for the Redblacks will go ahead “rain or shine” on Tuesday. The route will begin at Bank Street and Pretoria Avenue at noon before heading down Bank to Aberdeen Square at Lansdowne Park.

Ottawa police will be doing a rolling street closure along Bank as the parade passes, which is expected to take 30 minutes. There will also be a D.J. and marching band on the route.

Environment Canada issued a freezing rain warning for Tuesday morning, expecting the precipitation to begin early Tuesday and to continue until noon.

Luc Gagné, the city’s manager of road services, said they will be out in force along the parade route making sure sidewalks and streets are salted and clear.  

“We’re hoping the freezing rain will be over before the parade,” he said.

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