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Aston Villa postpone QPR fixture due to extreme weather

The game is off.

Birmingham City v Aston Villa - Carling Cup Quarter Final Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images

Aston Villa have just confirmed that today's match with Queens Park Rangers won't be going ahead, and has been moved to Tuesday the 13th of March.

Snow has fallen heavily overnight in the West Midlands leading to widespread travel disruption. There are severe delays on the train lines leading out of the city centre, traffic issues and of course, worries about the impact of ice and snow on the area around the stadium.

While safety is a key consideration, many will rue the decision to move the game to mid-week, as those who planned on attending today's fixture might be unable to make the rescheduled evening game. The club will issue refunds, however, for those unwilling or unable to make the game on the 13th.

For sure, it's disappointing news all round, but it's not the first fixture to have been postponed and it will not be the last. It's just one of those things, England and the snow.