The NFL’s Sunday Night Football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Giants is scheduled to be canceled due to the storm, the league announced Monday.
The Steelers are hosting the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, and it was unclear whether the game would go on, the NFL said in a statement.
The Giants, who were playing their third consecutive game at MetLife Stadium, were also slated to play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the same stadium.
“This is just the latest in a series of events that has impacted the Pittsburgh community,” the statement read.
Steelers president Art Rooney II also tweeted that he is “heartbroken” to hear about the storm’s impact on the game.””
A full review of the situation will be undertaken, and an official announcement will be made when that process is complete.”
Steelers president Art Rooney II also tweeted that he is “heartbroken” to hear about the storm’s impact on the game.
“I was heartbroken when I heard about the cancellation of the Steelers-Giants game tonight because I love the Pittsburgh Football Club and the players, coaches, and staff,” he said.
“They are the most devoted to their hometown and our fans.
They have been here since 1946, and the fans deserve nothing less.”NFL commissioner Roger Goodell tweeted: “As we all know, we all are here in the country impacted by this historic weather event.”
The league also released a statement saying that it is working with “many stakeholders” to provide a “thorough review” of the storm.
The statement said it will provide a detailed update to the league’s website as soon as it is ready.
The storm has caused millions of dollars in damage in some areas, with a storm surge measuring 12 feet.
In the first three days of the hurricane, the Pittsburgh area received about 1.2 inches of rain, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.