Buffalo experienced a completely unpredictable Act of Tree. It was a special circumstance and the TDs dealt with it as best they could I think. Nobody could foresee a foliage-induced misadventure like that.
It would have been untenable to tell the pin-starved mob that they were going to wait ANOTHER hour after a 2 hour delay to play so they could shoehorn in the volunteer time, and;/or were going to lose another hour of qualifying or extend qualifying till well after midnight,
The needs of the many often outweigh the needs of the few.