(SportsNetwork.com) – Snow is still blanketing the Buffalo area and plans to
have the Bills and New York Jets play Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium may be
New York governor Andrew Cuomo, as a matter of fact, called it “impractical.”
A travel ban for the area is still in place and the Bills have yet to practice
for the contest, which could be moved to Monday or even Tuesday. It could also
be shifted to a different site.
“My sense is it’s impractical to do the game because it would jeopardize
public safety,” said Gov. Cuomo on Thursday after spending time in the area.
“Everybody would love to see a Bills game go forward, but, I think even more,
everybody wants to make sure public safety comes first.
“If there’s any way we can scramble to get it done … we’ll do everything we
can to deploy resources to make it possible.”
A ferocious lake-effect storm dumped more than five feet of snow in the
Buffalo area, especially south and east of the city, where the stadium is
located. Another storm is expected to drop another two feet.
The Bills estimate that they will need to clear 220,000 tons of snow in order
to clear the stadium for Sunday’s game.
Snow shovelers can help clear the stadium for $10 an hour, plus game tickets
if they work a certain number of hours.