The National Football League (NFL) game between Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans at the Nissan Stadium got delayed by an hour due to the extreme weather conditions and power outage in the Nashville area. 

John Cooper, the mayor of Nashville, requested the Titans to postpone the game by an hour in solidarity with the neighbors in Nashville who are experiencing power blackouts.  

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“I’ve been informed that TVA’s unilateral rolling blackouts will continue,” Cooper said. 

“All non-essential businesses should reduce power usage. I’ve asked the @Titans to postpone their 12pm game in solidarity with our neighbors. TVA needs to invest in infrastructure to withstand extreme temps,” he added. 

Following the request by mayor Cooper, the Titans put out a statement on Twitter announcing that the game will start at 1:02 pm instead of 12 pm. 

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“Due to the extreme weather and power outages affecting our region, kickoff for today’s game has been postponed to 1 pm CT,” the Titans said in the statement. 

“This decision was made in partnership with the NFL, Office of Emergency Management, Nashville Electric Service and the Mayor’s office in an abundance of caution to ensure that the game would not negatively impact our community in any way.”

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Due to high demand with roaming sub-freezing temperatures, the Tennessee Valley Authority has ordered local power firms to “lower load” and planned intermittent power outages.

The “feels like” temperature at Nissan Stadium is now -1 degrees, according to a report by Yahoo News.