New York Governor Hochul: Bills-Steelers playoff game postponed until Monday

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (KDKA) – We'll have to wait another day for the Steelers vs. Steelers game. Bills AFC Wild Card.

According to several reports from Western New York, New York Governor Kathy Hochul and the NFL have agreed to move the game to 4:30pm on Monday, instead of 1pm on Sunday.

“In consultation with our emergency response teams, [Buffalo Bills] “Leadership, NFL, Bills game will be postponed to 4:30 PM Monday,” the governor said on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Right now, Western New York is expecting heavy lake-shaped snow as well as high winds, which could make playing in those elements dangerous.

“Due to public safety concerns in light of the ongoing weather emergency in Western New York, Sunday's Steelers-Bills game has been rescheduled for Monday at 4:30 p.m….The decision to move the game to Monday was made in consultation with the Bills,” the Bills said in a statement. : “New York Governor Kathy Hochul in the interest of public safety.”

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According to KDKA First Alert Meteorologist Ray Bethlen, snow rates at times in the Buffalo area can exceed 2 inches per hour, meaning snowfall should be expected, and road crews will not be able to keep up with snowfall that heavy.

Aside from postponing the game, the governor also announced that a complete travel ban in Erie County will be in effect starting at 9 p.m. Saturday night.

This is not the first time in the past 10 years that a Steelers playoff game has been postponed.

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In 2017, the divisional round against the Kansas City Chiefs was moved from 1:00 PM to 8 PM due to an impending storm.

The Steelers went on to win that game 18-16.

Monday's game will remain on KDKA-TV at 4:30 p.m

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