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More than 80 dump trucks will protect NYC Thanksgiving parade

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NEW YORK — Fans of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will see something different this year: giant dump trucks filled with sand.

More than 80 city sanitation trucks will be used at intersections and other strategic spots along the 2 ½ mile parade route to create an imposing physical barrier to any potential terror attack.

But authorities say there's no confirmation of a credible threat and they have repeatedly urged spectators to not stay away.