The NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings has been moved to Tuesday night by the league because of Sunday’s snowstorm, according to ESPN, NFL.com and MyFoxPhilly.
The game on Tuesday will start at 8:20 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field.
A postponement is a logistical nightmare for the NFL and NBC, which is carrying the game.
But the possibility of a blizzard and 65,000 people in the same spot during the eye of the storm was a bigger hazard.
Philadelphia called a snow emergency that began at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Sunday-night game would have been played when the storm was at its most intense.
The weather has thrown a wrench in travel plans, as well. Airports along the East Coast, including Philadelphia International Airport, scrubbed hundreds of flights, and some airports were contemplating a total shutdown of operations. At midday Sunday, Amtrak canceled service between New York and Boston.