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Buffalo airport reopens amid massive snowstorm, but it’s still unclear if Bills can depart as scheduled

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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.

Bills fans have been in Detroit since before the band left. Will their team arrive on time?

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As of Saturday morning, the team is scheduled to depart Buffalo Niagara International Airport at 3:30 pm ET.

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The team wanted to go to Detroit on Saturday afternoon for the road game as usual, Bills coach Sean McDermott said. said Friday. The only problem is that this is 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 have about a two and a half hour bus ride to Detroit on Saturday, they have no snow and a short cut.

However, the Bills have to contend with historical snow conditions to get to the airport. When they do, it’s worth asking if their flight leaves on time.

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 by Jan Rapoport of NFL Network reported 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)




Source: sports.yahoo.com

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