Updated: Changes to Saint Patrick's Day Parade

By Adam Chick

Updated: Changes to Saint Patrick's Day Parade

January 21, 2013 Updated Jan 22, 2013 at 2:06 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Action News has new information regarding some changes coming to the Saint Patrick's Day Parade.

Groups in the parade can not use flatbed trucks for their floats. The parade route travels through the new roundabout on Court Street in downtown Binghamton.

For safety reasons, the Ancient Order of Hibernians parade committee decided to eliminate large vehicles like flatbed tractor trailers and large fire engines, according to committee co-chairman Tom Kelly.

Other than that, the annual St. Patrick's Day parade will pretty much the same.

"The city of Binghamton has been very cooperative we've talked to them about the situation. We plan on not having any problems. We're going to follow the same route we've had always," Kelly said.

Kelly says there will still be four divisions in the parade, but they'll be a little bit smaller than usual.

The parade will also not last as long. The AOH is aiming for somewhere an hour and 15 minutes and an hour and 30 minutes. In past years, the parade ran upwards of two hours.