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UPDATE: Blazers Fly To Seattle, Bus To Portland For Cavs Game

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The Cavaliers and Blazers struggle to reach Portland for their Wednesday game in the midst of a snow storm.

Boston Digs Out After Major Winter Storm Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

UPDATE (7:00 a.m. PT): Trail Blazers digital reporter Casey Holdahl tweets that the Trail Blazers will fly to Seattle, stay over night, and attempt to bus down to Portland for their game against the Cavs. However, Cleveland beat reporter Jason Lloyd reports that the Cavs made it into Portland safely overnight.

UPDATE (12:04 a.m. PT): According to Damian Lillard on Twitter, the Trail Blazers are expected to fly to Seattle and bus down to Portland. This likely signals that game will continue as scheduled, barring worsening conditions. We will continue monitoring the situation.

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The Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers are grounded.

After completing games in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City, respectively, both teams were unable to get clearance to fly into Portland International Airport (PDX) late Tuesday night. An ongoing snow storm in the Portland area has played havoc for most departing and arriving flights, and threatens postponement for Wednesday’s Cavs/Blazers game.

However, PDX has not closed down. They announced that they are delaying flights while clearing the runways.

The city of Portland is under a Winter Storm Warning until 1:00 pm Wednesday afternoon. If the airport is unable to clear the runways, the NBA may be forced to reschedule the game.

This would be the second Blazers game delayed in one week due to inclement conditions, after their Saturday match-up with the Detroit Pistons was delayed overnight due to an ice storm.

The Blazers are no strangers to postponed games. Their Jan. 26, 2015 tilt with the Brooklyn Nets was also postponed, due to an East Coast snow storm. It was eventually played on April 6, forcing the Blazers to travel cross-country in the middle of a late-season home stand.