Feb 05, 2020 6:05 PM

Chiefs Super Bowl celebration underway in downtown Kansas City

Posted Feb 05, 2020 6:05 PM
Thousands line the streets of downtown Kansas City prior to the Super Bowl parade/Photo by Nancy Lewis
Thousands line the streets of downtown Kansas City prior to the Super Bowl parade/Photo by Nancy Lewis

By BRENT MARTIN

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 Trophy.

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.