Buffalo Bills game day traffic apparently got worse


It’s finally happened — the 1 p.m. home opener of the 2022 regular season for the Buffalo Bills.

The Bills host the Pittsburgh Steelers this afternoon and it should be a great day as temperatures will hover in the low 50s and bring us to mostly sunny skies.

The Bills face a slew of injuries, especially on defense, and this looks like a game the young players and rookies will need to step up and get a win for Buffalo.

If you went to the first home game on September 19, the Monday Night Football affair against the Tennessee Titans, you probably had to fight through the worst traffic you’ve ever seen.

The same can be said for today’s game against the Steelers.

I left my house at 8:30 a.m., so my plan was to get there just before the Bills stadium grounds opened. Normally it’s a plan that works and the traffic, although steady and a bit congested, isn’t too bad. If I’m lucky I can get there in 15-20 minutes and I live in South Buffalo.

That’s not what happened today.

It took me an hour to get from the southern Buffalo-Lackawanna border to Highmark Stadium and that’s with a four and a half hour start before kickoff.

It’s a topic that many fans and members of the media broached on Sunday morning. Regular hotkeys like Sowles or Armor Duells were just as crowded or almost as crowded as Big Tree and Exit 219.

Traffic was saved on 219 on Milestrip, which I’ve never seen this early for a Bills game.

Has anyone else felt that in the first two home games? It really feels like the first two home games brought some of the worst traffic we’ve ever seen at Orchard Park.

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