Due to safety concerns regarding the winter storm that came through the state on Sunday, Dec. 15, Governor Laura Kelly has declared Inclement Weather, ordering a delayed start time for non-essential state employees in Shawnee County on Monday, Dec. 16.

“Due to poor road conditions caused by today’s winter storm, state employees will have a delayed start time on Monday,” Governor Kelly said. “Please exercise caution, and allow road crews to do their job.”

State offices will be closed from midnight Monday morning through 10 a.m. to give road crews adequate time after sunrise to clear streets and sidewalks. State employees should report to work for a 10 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.