ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WENY) - Sunday's Buffalo Bills game vs the Cleveland Browns has been moved to Ford Field in Detroit due to the impending snowstorm set to hit the Buffalo area this weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, the Buffalo area is forecasted to receive up to 5 feet of snow into Saturday.

The Bills and the NFL released the following statement on Thursday:

Due to public safety concerns and out of an abundance of caution in light of the ongoing weather emergency in western New york, Sunday's Cleveland Brown-Buffalo Bills game will be moved to Ford Field in Detroit at 1 p.m. ET, the NFL announced today.

The decision to move the game from Highmark Stadium on Orchard Park, NY was done in consultation with the Buffalo Bills and local and state authorities as the region prepares for the storm.

Bills EVP/COO, Ron Raccuia says an email was sent out to all existing ticket holders to the game, and fans will have a refund opportunity depending on how they purchased their ticket. Tickets for the game in Detroit will go on sale sometime Friday morning with Bills season ticket holders and Bills app users having first preference. 

Raccuia added there are no transfer options and two separate transactions need to take place - getting refunded and then purchasing new tickets for the game in Detroit.

The Bills will now play back-to-back games in Detroit - this Sunday, then Thanksgiving Day against the Lions.