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Buffalo Bills again call for snow shoveling volunteers before a playoff game, this one vs. Kansas City Chiefs

For the second time in less than a week, the Buffalo Bills are asking fans to help shovel snow from their home stadium before a playoff game. This time, it's Sunday's divisional playoff contest against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The team says it will again pay volunteers $20 an hour and provide them with breaks in "a comfortable, warm" area in Highmark Stadium.

Blizzard-like conditions pummeled the area last weekend and forced the postponement of Sunday's wild-card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers to Monday.

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A Buffalo Bills fan shovels snow before an NFL wild-card playoff football game on Jan. 15, 2024, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Matt Durisko / AP

The Bills shared video last Saturday showing whiteout conditions inside the stadium.   

CBS Buffalo affiliate WIVB-TV reported that a second lake-effect snow system dumped more than two feet of snow in some areas this week, and more was expected. 

The station says the hardest hit Buffalo suburbs have seen an estimated five-to-six feet  since Saturday. 

Last weekend, leading up to the game, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul imposed a full travel ban in Erie County. Monday, The New York Department of Transportation announced that the travel bans were lifted in most of area. 

As the weather progressed midweek, a second round of travel bans were issued and were lifted by Thursday.  

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