ROTHERHAM United suffered a third postponement in four games this afternoon as their Championship clash with Cardiff City at AESSEAL New York Stadium was snowed off.
The decision came around an hour before the scheduled 3pm kick-off as the weather in South Yorkshire took a sudden turn for the worse.
Tyne and Wear referee Geoff Eltringham ruled the match couldn't go ahead following a pitch inspection. There was a coating of snow on the New York surface and the prediction was for more to come.
The Millers had already seen matches against Derby County and Middlesbrough postponed in the last fortnight because of an outbreak of coronavirus in their camp.
A club statement read: "Following a pitch inspection by today’s match referee shortly before 2pm and subsequent conversations with both managers, the decision has been taken to call off the game in the interest of player safety.
"A late flurry of snow and the forecast for the rest of the day on Saturday were both key factors in the decision to postpone the fixture."
Rotherham, second from bottom of the table going into this weekend's round of fixtures, will now have three games in hand on most of their survival rivals.