Buffalo Bills The players wanted to go home to their families. Christmas DayBut a winter storm that slammed It was a bit more difficult in western New York.
The Bills had a good weekend in Chicago. After an offensive surge on Christmas Eve that lasted for two-thirds of the game, they beat the Bears easily. However, when the players returned to Buffalo on Christmas Day they faced another challenge. They had to remove their cars from the snow piles that had accumulated after the huge storm that brought almost four feet to the city.
When Buffalo Bills players returned to New York for Christmas, they found their cars buried under several feet of snow. https://t.co/lniI2VrhmJ pic.twitter.com/wg2dwEUGZA
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 26, 2022
After their Saturday game in Chicago, the team was supposed to fly to Buffalo on Christmas Eve. But the winter storm prevented them from doing so. forced The Bills will fly to Rochester, New York instead of Buffalo Christmas afternoon.
“So the airport in Buffalo is closed,” Bills head coach Sean McDermott told After the win, his team gathered in the locker area. “We have to stay the night tonight, just hang in, hang in … we’re doing everything we can to get you guys home with your families. This is important. They’re a big part of this also.”
Some reports suggested that the Buffalo blizzard The worst storm to strike the city in 45-years was almost as severe as the 1977 blizzard which killed 30 and nearly wiped out the entire city. Although the winter storm that ravaged the city was over by Christmas, emergency situations continued and at least 28 people were injured. reportedOfficials are worried that the death rate will rise and there have been reports of officials being killed.
The icy conditions made it difficult for first responders to reach those who needed medical attention or who were trapped in their cars. The city was ravaged by snow and ice, creating scenes that look like they were in apocalyptic films. WeatherNation uploaded drone footage showing abandoned cars on the roadway near Buffalo. It also showed lakefront houses and snow covered roads.
NEW VIDEO: As the historic blizzard winds down, snow drifts reach the height of SUVs in Buffalo. During the peak of the lake-effect snowstorm, some cars were abandoned on the roads. #NYwx #snow pic.twitter.com/0v90aofgsX
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) December 25, 2022
Buffalo is likely to receive more snow on Tuesday thanks to the forecast of 6 to 12 inches. according To the National Weather Service
“This is the worst storm probably in our lifetime and maybe in the history of the city,” Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said Monday. “And this is not the end yet.”
Hank Berrien contributed to the report.
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