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Monday, January 31, 2011
Icy weather won’t dampen spirits

By Todd Archer

DALLAS -- The only hiccup so far in the preparation for Super Bowl XLV is the weather.

The forecast calls for a wintry mix of freezing rain, snow and sleet Tuesday with a high of 36 degrees. The high Wednesday is expected to be 23 degrees. Temperatures could reach 60 on Sunday prior to the kickoff.

“The only disappointment so far is the weather,” Super Bowl XLV Host Committee chairman Roger Staubach said. “I’ve got Coach Landry and my mom, I know they’re in heaven, working on it.”

President and CEO of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee Bill Lively said the committee prepared for the worst-case scenarios in terms of weather. They have a fleet of trucks available to help the local authorities if needed.

“Everything else will work,” Lively said. “Maybe more slowly, but everything will work.”