Snow accumulation in the Buffalo area is approaching apocalyptic amounts. Some places are expected to receive up to six feet. This is obviously posing massive problems for Western New York residents, including the Buffalo Bills.
The hardest-hit area is south of Buffalo, which includes the town of Orchard Park, where the Bills' stadium is. Orchard Park reported more than four feet of snow, leaving Ralph Wilson Stadium, where the Bills are supposed to play the Jets on Sunday, completely buried.
As you can see, the snow has let up for the time being, but more is expected overnight. The stadium will have to be cleared out, even as snow continues to fall. The team estimates there are 220,000 tons of snow in the stadium, enough to fill the practice facility eight times over. It's a monumental task that will require massive amounts of manpower, so the Bills are enlisted their fans to help.
Fans who help shovel snow will be paid $10 per hour and receive game tickets. They hope to have people working 24 hours a day in order to get the stadium ready by Sunday.
As for the players, they can't practice because roads in most of the area are completely closed. How often do pro athletes get snow days?
- Dan Gartland