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Cold temps, warm hearts for the Seattle Seahawks Wednesday

This is the parade route Wednesday to honor the world champion Seattle Seahawks. - Seattle Seahawks
This is the parade route Wednesday to honor the world champion Seattle Seahawks.
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The victory parade in Seattle for the Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks begins at 11 a.m. just south of the Seattle Center at Denny Way.

Seattle Police officials are estimating that 300,000 people could line the parade route.

The parade will travel south on Fourth Avenue past Westlake Park and finish at the north entrance to CenturyLink Field for a rally.

Participants include Seahawks players, head coat Pete Carroll, coaching staff, Seahawks executives, Sea Gals and Blitz and the Blue Thunder drumline. Gov. Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will join the parade.

The Seattle Police Deparatment will close Fourth Avenue at 10:30 a.m. and will reopen it as soon as possible, according to a city news release.

The festivities will finish at about 1:30 p.m.at CenturyLink.

There will be limited parking available at CenturyLink Field, according to the Seahawks, so fans are encouraged to carpool and use public transportation.

The temperatures could dip into the 20s; fans are encouraged to dress appropriately for cold temperatures.

The parade will affect some downtown Seattle bus routes.

Sound Transit announced Tuesday afternoon that it will add an additional round-trip Sounder train from Tacoma to Seattle with stops in Tukwila, Kent and Auburn. The last morning train will now leave Tacoma at at 8:30 a.m. and the first train south will depart King Street Station near CenturyLink Field at 2:30 p.m. All other regular trains also will be in service.

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