Due to safety concerns regarding the winter storm, Governor Laura Kelly has declared Inclement Weather, ordering state offices in Shawnee County to be closed on Thursday, February 7th. Forecasts show ice and snow accumulation causing safety concerns with road conditions throughout the area.

“Due to ice, snow and extremely cold temperatures, we are closing state offices in Shawnee County on Thursday,” said Kelly. “Please, stay safe and warm.”

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.