Nightly News | February 05, 2011
>> we're talki of course about the super bowl . and before tomorrow's big game , this is already a super bowl to remember or forge as fans and others find them lselves in a battle with the weather.
>> reporter: lester, they are fin finally coming out of e deep freeze here. after several people were hurt yesterday from ice falling from the roof of the stadium. today above the largest domed stadium in the world ty tried erything to remove the ice. from workers wielding axes to firefighters trying to hose it off even repelling down the side to g rid of it ahead of torrow's game. with temperatures now warming, they are venturing out.
>> i have never sn anything like it in all the years we have been traving.
>> reporter: steelers fans james and paulette finally reached the stadium but some are still stuck.
>> some are still in pittsburgh still have be difficulty.
>> reporter: it wasn't easier on the road as these fans lettered t learned the hardway.
>> semis tipped over and snow plows stuck in the ditch.
>> the blitz of snow and ice is devastating for the region's economic bottom line. restaurants and bars that should be packed are close to empty. but there is still hope for the weekend.
>> it was slower than anticipated. but i think with the weather warming up and the calls and volume we are having i think it will turn around.
>> reporter: this boston area town has seen more than 70 roof collapses. officials have cancelled school monday and tuesday for safety inspections. and there are still remnants of the last blast. as thousands in new mexico are still without natural gas . back in texas, fans are vowing to make the best of it.
>> thank god the sun is up.
>> reporter: rain, snow or shine. the weather channel says it could be a rain-snow mix starting the noon. lester, game statement