Fans will have to wait one more day for the Steelers vs. Bills AFC wild card matchup.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul and the NFL agreed to postpone the game to Monday at 4:30 p.m. instead of Sunday at 1 p.m.
“In consultation with our emergency response teams, [Buffalo Bills] Chiefs and the NFL, Bill's game will be postponed until Monday at 4:30 p.m.,” the governor said. Said in XFormerly known as Twitter.
Western New York is expecting heavy, lake-effect snow and high winds, making playing in those elements dangerous.
“Due to public safety concerns in light of the weather emergency in Western New York, Sunday's Steelers-Bills game has been moved to Monday at 4:30 p.m. … The decision has been made to move the game to Monday. New York Governor Kathy Hochul is in the best interest of public safety,” the Bills said in a statement.
Heavy lake-effect snow and strong winds expected This weekend, snow accumulations in the area will range from 1 to 3 feet. The governor also announced a full travel ban in Erie County starting at 9 p.m. Saturday. This isn't the first time the Steelers' playoff game has been postponed in the last 10 years.
In 2017, the divisional round against the Kansas City Chiefs was moved from 1:00pm to 8:00pm due to an impending storm. The Steelers won the game 18-16.
Thousands of football fansTo watch their favorite teams play. In -2 degrees Fahrenheit is expected and the wind chill makes it even colder when the Miami Dolphins play the Kansas City Chiefs.
DAmperages in Texas Snow, rain and wind are expected to worsen, dropping below freezing when the Green Bay Packers play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.
Kerry Breen contributed reporting