TOPEKA – Because of blizzard conditions expected to impact much of western and central Kansas, Governor Sam Brownback announced Sunday night that Executive Branch state offices in 67 Kansas counties will be closed Monday, Feb. 25th.
The affected counties are located in the following regions:
- Northwest Region: Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Gove, Graham, Logan, Ness, Norton, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas, Trego, and Wallace Counties.
- Southwest Region: Clark, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Meade, Morton, Scott, Seward, Stanton, Stevens, and Wichita Counties.
- North Central Region: Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Osborne, Ottawa, Republic, Saline, and Smith Counties.
- South Central Region: Barber, Barton, Butler, Comanche, Cowley, Edwards, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Kiowa, Marion, McPherson, Pawnee, Reno, Pratt, Rice, Sedgwick, Stafford, and Sumner Counties.
Closing the offices will affect non-essential Executive Branch employees in the affected counties scheduled to work between 6:00 am, Monday, February 25, 2013 to 6:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
This declaration does not include state 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.
State employees can find further information at www.kansas.gov/employee.