Four feet of snow has fallen in Orchard Park in a 24-hour period, and it's wreaking havoc not just for everyone in the region, but for the Buffalo Bills' practice schedule as they get set to face the New York Jets this weekend. Doug Marrone couldn't even get to work yesterday on the players' day off. With players scheduled to report for practice this morning and a driving ban in place, the team cancelled practice. Bills vice president of media relations Scott Berchtold also said the team has been clearing the lots and removing snow from the stadium at a record pace.
Buffalo update 3: Bills PR czar Scott Berchtold: "I've been here 26 years. This is the toughest weather I've ever seen here."— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) November 19, 2014
as per @BuffaloBillsPR they've never had to remove this much snow for a game, estimated at 220,000 tons— Howard WGR (@hsimon62) November 19, 2014
The forecast calls for more lake-effect snow as the week continues before the temperature warms up over the weekend, possibly as high as the 50s. As for Sunday's game, it's still on as planned for now. The Buffalo airport has received just four inches as the lake-effect band has stayed south of the city. We'll of course keep you updated on developments as they happen.
Buffalo update 7: Jets at Bills, Sunday at 1 pm, is still on. It will be a league call (not team) if game time or site is moved.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) November 19, 2014
As we cover the weather's impact on our football team, it's important to keep in mind that five deaths in Erie County and one in Genesee County have been attributed to the storm. Stay safe, Western New Yorkers.