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Buffalo Bills offer fans money, tickets to shovel out stadium

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo region of eastern New York got hit with one of the worst early snowstorms in recent memory for residents. Up to 6 feet of snow blanketed some parts, and more snow is expected to come piling in Wednesday evening.

But the Buffalo Bills have a game to play Sunday in Ralph Wilson Stadium, so they're pulling out all the stops.

The team's twitter account announced it is offering $10 per hour and game tickets for fans willing to grab a shovel and clear out the stadium.

They say the job won't be small.

If area residents are worried they can't grab their shovel and hop in the truck quick enough to score seats to watch the 5-5 Bills host the 2-8 New York Jets, the team said not to worry.

"We can't have too many people helping," said Andy Major, vice president of operations. "We won't be turning anyone away."

There is at the moment a driving ban in the area, and large swaths of interstate remain closed. Additionally, it's not clear how much snow will fall in the second of two storms at the stadium, so there is a chance Sunday's game could be moved.

The Bills' players, who hail from all over the country, seemed to be enjoying the unusual-even-for-that-region dumping of snow.

This snow doesn't scare me... 😎

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