Bills put out call for more snow shovelers to clear Highmark Stadium for rescheduled playoff game vs. Steelers

A worker helps remove snow from Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday Jan. 14, 2024. A potentially dangerous snowstorm that hit the Buffalo region on Saturday led the NFL to push back the Bills wild-card playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers from Sunday to Monday. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and the NFL cited public safety concerns for the postponement, with up to 2 feet of snow projected to fall on the region over a 24- plus hour period. (AP Photo/ Jeffrey T. Barnes)

If you live in Buffalo and can shovel snow, the Buffalo Bills needed your help Monday morning.

The blizzard that forced the NFL to postpone the playoff game between the Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers is over, but the snow it dumped on the area was still blanketing Highmark Stadium. The Bills, who had already been paying locals to shovel snow overnight, put out another call for shovelers early Monday.

The pay was $20 an hour, and a shovel was provided if you didn't have one. The Bills also provided complimentary breakfast. It was once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Bills fans, whether they were shoveling or looking like doofuses while slipping down a snow slide.

As kickoff approached, the sun had come out and the field was cleared.

But fans arriving in the stands were forced to deal with the remaining snow themselves.

The game had originally been scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, but the NFL postponed the game until 4:30 p.m. ET Monday because of the massive snowstorm that hit Buffalo over the weekend. The conditions before and around game time demonstrated why a delay was necessary. The weather was life threatening, and there was no reason for anyone to play a game in those conditions.

The weather forecast for the rescheduled game on Monday is cloudy and 18 degrees, which will feel like five degrees with the wind factored in. The only thing that will make it any better than 27 hours earlier is that it won't be whiteout conditions. It'll still be cold and miserable, but if any two teams are prepared to deal with that, it's the Bills and Steelers.