01-13-2024, 6:07 PM

New York governor says weather postpones Bills and Steelers game

The Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers playoff game has been postponed until Monday afternoon due to heavy snow and severe winds, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stated Saturday.

The game was initially planned for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.

“I’ve been in communication with @NFL commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the dangerous conditions in Buffalo this weekend. In consultation with our emergency response teams, @BuffaloBills leadership, and the NFL, the Bills game will be postponed to 4:30 pm Monday,” she said in a post on the social media platform X.

The snow storm is predicted to hit western New York about 6 p.m. Saturday. Hochul predicted strong weather, the most “dangerous weather conditions in this area since the catastrophic blizzard of one year ago.”

The governor told reporters at a news briefing that forecasters expect the storm to be “fiercest” Sunday afternoon. The Buffalo National Weather Service cautioned that strong lake-effect snow bands will bring gusty winds and make travel “difficult to near impossible within snow bands.”

In a post on X, the governor cautioned that travel will be “extremely dangerous” and banned all travel in Buffalo's Erie County starting at 9 p.m. Saturday.

The game is the first round of the NFL playoffs and both teams' biggest game of the season. The winner advances to the Super Bowl.

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