The Buffalo Bills put out a call Sunday night for shovelers to dig out Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., ahead of their postponed wild-card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The game originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon was postponed until 4:30 p.m. Monday due to severe winter weather that produced whiteout conditions at the stadium over the weekend.
Gov. Kathy Hochul posted a video on X, formerly Twitter, of the snowy, whiteout conditions in Buffalo on Sunday, and said it Looks like a pretty good day to not have a football game.
Conditions right now in Orchard Park, where the game would have started moments ago, she captioned another clip. No visibility and dangerously high winds.
The National Weather Service office in Buffalo reported shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday that Buffalo Niagara International Airport had seen 8 inches of snow so far, breaking a daily record of 7.8 inches set in 1963, with more snow on the way.
The Bills put out a call for 200 shovelers to begin work at midnight Sunday for $20 per hour plus free breakfast in a comfortable warm break area. Those interested were encouraged to bring their own shovels, if possible.
We still need shovelers to help get Highmark Stadium ready for todays Super Wild Card game, the Bills posted shortly after 8 a.m. on X.
At the NFL playoff game between the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday night, a temperature of minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit at kickoff marked a record for the coldest game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Chiefs defeated the Dolphins 26–7.
TMX contributed to this article.