By David Woods

1st Mar, 2018 | 12:39pm

Statement issued on status of Everton v Burnley PL clash as more snow expected

Burnley have issued a statement on the status of their Saturday lunchtime game with Everton.

They say that the weather conditions have been “extremely challenging” but that they’ve been working since Monday to ensure the game can go ahead.

No decision has been made yet but the weather conditions don’t look like improving immediately and the club said it would issue updates on its usual channels.

The full statement was issued on the official club website on Thursday lunchtime.

“The weather conditions in Burnley have been extremely challenging in the past 72 hours.

“However, in anticipation of the weekend Premier League game against Everton, the club’s contingency plan has been in operation since Monday, to clear snow both inside and within the surrounding footprint of the stadium.

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“The club has been liaising with local authorities and league officials and every effort is being made to ensure the match goes ahead as planned.

“Fans will be kept informed on a timely basis on our usual channels.”

The weather conditions show no sign of abating at the moment and the big priority will be for fans’ safety.

That means that even if the stadium is fit to play the game, police will liaise with fan safety in mind and could call the fixture off if they think there’s any danger to the public.

Lots of games seem to be hanging in the balance at the moment with more snow forecast in the north of England later on today and tomorrow.

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