Update: Creighton and Tulsa tipped off as scheduled just after 7 p.m. with an estimated 4,000 in attendance. For photos and a full recap, visit Omaha.com/jays after the game.
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Despite tonight's anticipated blizzard, Creighton and Tulsa will tip off at 7:05, said Roger Dixon, president and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority, which runs the CenturyLink Center Omaha.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricanes are already in Omaha, he said.
Dixon said during a 2008 blizzard, the Bluejays saw one of the best crowds of that year. The stadium seats about 18,000 people.
"We still had a full house," he said. "We have all our snow removal (equipment) getting ready. We're ready to use them."
The decision on whether to cancel a game is one made jointly by MECA and the Creighton athletics department, said Deborah Daley, spokeswoman for Creighton.
Families can expect difficult travel conditions, said Cathy Zapotocny, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Zapotocny said tonight's storm is forecast to reach blizzard force.
According to the Omaha police department, no special traffic enforcement efforts are planned. Police officers will be stationed around the CenturyLink center, said Omaha Police Lt. Edward Reyes. People attending should plan ahead, leave early for the game and take the weather into consideration as they drive, he said.
For those who choose to stay home, the game will be broadcast over the radio and local television. Radio broadcasts will be on KXSP 590 AM and the television broadcast will be on NET.