02/21/2013 4:54PM

Fonner Park cancels Friday card


GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Friday's opening-day card at Fonner Park has been called off as heavy snow continued to fall in the region, track management announced midday Thursday.

Heavy snow began falling early Thursday morning and was expected to continue well into the evening, with forecasters calling for a foot or more of total accumulation. Fonner Park’s keno lounge and simulcast center were closed at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with travel not recommended anywhere in the central Nebraska region.

Track officials were still hopeful of getting the season underway on Saturday, with the winter storm expected to move through the region by early Friday morning.