Biggs: Bears stuck in Chicago by Baltimore blizzard
BALTIMORE—The Bears were unable to leave Chicago late Friday night as their United charter flight was canceled, making it uncertain when the team will travel to Baltimore for its game Sunday with the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.
Baltimore was just placed under a blizzard warning, and forecasts call for 12 to 24 inches of snow by Sunday. Some surrounding areas have already received close to 10 inches.
Typically, the Bears depart for road games on Saturday afternoon. The major snowstorm that was projected led the team to move up its travel plans to Friday night. The charter was expected to leave at 10: 30 p.m., but the team sat on the plane for two hours before the flight was canceled.
Bears spokesman Scott Hagel said the team does not know when it will be able to get out, and it’s possible the Bears do not depart until late tonight. Hagel said he didn’t know if the Bears would consider not leaving until Sunday morning. The game time was already moved from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
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