Bills make it to Detroit after Buffalo airport reopens amid massive snowstorm

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The Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns are due to play at Ford Field in Detroit at 1:00 pm ET Sunday.

Bill’s fans have been in Detroit since before the team left, but the real question was whether the team could make it out of Buffalo despite a huge snowstorm flooding the city.

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Luckily for everyone involved, the answer was yes. Jan Rapoport of NFL Network.

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The team originally planned to travel to Detroit on Saturday afternoon as usual for the road game, Bills coach Sean McDermott said. said Friday. The only problem is that this was no ordinary road game.

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The NFL announced late Thursday that it was moving the Bills-Browns home game to Detroit as record snowfall hit western New York.

The storm in New York was so strong that ambulances were called. reportedly unable to transport critically ill patients due to stranded vehicles during Friday’s historic snowfall.

While the Browns made about a two-and-a-half hour bus ride to Detroit on Saturday, they benefited from the lack of snow and the short distance. The Bills, however, had to contend with historical snow conditions to get to the airport.

Runways at the airport reopened at 9:25 after closing at 5:30, announced at the airport, reporting that 25 inches of snow had fallen on the runway by Saturday morning. During the day, flights from Buffalo experienced significant delays and cancellations. As of Saturday morning, 46 flights had been made. canceled because of the conditions.

Saturday morning, Rapoport informed that the team was working to get the players out of their homes to the airport as the snow briefly stopped.

Videos from local reporters show that after leaving the house, the road to the airport will be very slow for people.

FILE - Snow covers the field at Highmark Stadium ahead of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, NY, Sunday, January 2, 2022.  The NFL monitors the weather and has contingency plans in place.  a case in which a lake-effect blizzard hits Buffalo robs the Bills of hosting the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, November 20, 2022.  (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
Snow covers the field at Highmark Stadium, where the Buffalo Bills were supposed to play. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, file)


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