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Fans use shovels, snowblowers to ensure Buffalo Bills players can get to game amid snowstorm

Buffalo Bills followers in New York rallied Saturday to shovel out players, amid a harmful lake-effect snowstorm, in an effort to get them to the airport in time to journey to Detroit for his or her game Sunday towards the Cleveland Browns.

The storm, which has pummeled the area since Thursday, has dropped greater than six toes of snow in some areas. According to the National Weather Service, the suburb of Orchard Park, house to the Bills, had reported 77 inches of snow by early Saturday. At least three deaths have been attributed to the storm. 

Ahead of its arrival, the NFL introduced Thursday that it was transferring Sunday’s game — initially slated to happen at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park — to Detroit’s Ford Field, “out of an abundance of caution.”

Photos and movies posted to social media confirmed the “Bills Mafia” — the nickname given to the crew’s loyal fanbase — grabbing their shovels and getting to work Saturday.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Bills tight finish Dawson Knox mentioned in a video he shared on Twitter, which confirmed him surrounded by his neighbors after they’d simply completed shoveling out a path for him exterior his house.

In a video posted to Instagram, Bills backup quarterback Case Keenum gave a “huge shout out” to neighbors who used snowblowers to clear his driveway.

Bills fullback Reggie Gilliam posted a photograph of his neighbors digging out his driveway with the caption, “Mafia, you never fail to amaze me!”

Bills tight finish Quintin Morris tweeted, “To whoever cleared my driveway goat! #BillsMafia one thing particular.”

Neighbors additionally used their snowblowers to assist clear the driveway of Bills offensive sort out Spencer Brown. 

“City of good neighbors,” Brown wrote in a video he posted to Instagram.

Kickoff for Sunday’s game is scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern. 

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