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NY Gov. Takes Jab at Steelers Fans While Updating Storm Prep



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Gov. Kathy Hochul and MTA Chair & CEO Janno Lieber at the Brooklyn Army Terminal on Thu., January 20, 2022, where they announce the completion of a feasibility study on the proposed Interborough Express. (Marc A. Hermann / MTA)

New York governor Kathy Hochul took a shot at Pittsburgh Steelers fans while giving an update on the expected weather conditions during the winter storm this weekend in Buffalo.

Despite a forecast that is calling for extremely high winds and a potential for lake-effect snow up to two feet in the Buffalo area, there have been considerations by the NFL to attempt to move the game from Buffalo.

While high winds are expected for Saturday, no significant snowfall is anticipated until just before game-time on Sunday. 

“We’re working now to manage the traffic in Orchard Park, anticipating all the scenarios, because we know a little bit of snow won’t keep New Yorkers from Buffalo Bills fans away from the big game,” Hochul said. “I want everyone to take this seriously.”

But she couldn’t resist taking one jab at the Steelers and their fans before signing off from her address, which was broadcast on Thursday evening. Hochul is a Buffalo native.

“One final bit of advice, and this one’s for our friends thinking about traveling from Pittsburgh to watch the game,” she said. “We think it’s just better if you stay home and tune in on television. It’ll be safer for all of us. It’s going to be a rough game for you anyhow.”