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NYS Governor postpones Bills vs. Steelers playoff game until Monday due to storm

A fierce lake-effect storm will put Bills vs. Steelers on pause for a day

Miami Dolphins v Buffalo Bills Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images

The Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers will have to wait a bit longer to decide their playoff fates during NFL Super Wild Card Weekend, thanks to a dangerous January blizzard wreaking havoc on the greater Buffalo area.

The playoff game, scheduled to be played in Orchard Park, NY, has been postponed until Monday, January 15 at 4:30 p.m. EST. New York State governor Kathy Hochul made the official announcement, stating:

“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.

Earlier in the week, the National Weather Service had officially issued a Weather Storm Watch ahead of Sunday’s game in Orchard Park, NY. That watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon (January 13), through Monday (January 15). Additionally, a High Wind Watch and Lakeshore Flood Watch have also been issued, with both of those advisories set to expire Saturday evening.

Some weather models are predicting 1-2 feet of lake effect snowfall between Saturday and Monday, temperatures in the low to mid 20s (with a wind chill factor between 5-10 degrees, or potentially dipping into the negative numbers). Additionally, sustained winds near 30 mph with gusts up to around 50 mph are predicted throughout the day on Sunday.