All non-essential state government in Shawnee County will be closed Thursday, Gov. Jeff Colyer announced Wednesday at about 10 p.m.
The decision was made “due to safety concerns regarding the winter storm forecast for the state Wednesday evening and continuing through late Thursday afternoon,” according to a press release from Colyer’s office.
The closure will be in effect from midnight Thursday until 5 p.m.
“State employees are advised to tune to local television and radio stations or visit their websites for further information as the storm progresses,” the release stated.
For school closures and delays for Thursday in the Kansas City metro area, click here.