Due to safety concerns regarding the winter storm that came through the state on Tuesday, January. 22nd, Governor Laura Kelly has declared Inclement Weather, ordering a delayed start time for non-essential state employees in Shawnee County on Wednesday, January 23rd.

State offices will be closed from midnight Tuesday morning through 11 a.m to give road crews adequate time after sunrise to clear streets and sidewalks. State employees should report to work for a 11 a.m. start time, at which time offices will be open to the public.

Note: This declaration does not include employees in the Board of Regents, Regents Institutions, the Judicial Branch, nor the Legislative Branch of Government. Their designated representative will make a separate declaration for those employees if appropriate.

Appointing authorities in offices located outside Shawnee County have the option to declare Inclement Weather for those counties.