Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced Wednesday that all state offices in the Executive Branch will be closed Thursday, February 21st in anticipation of inclement weather conditions. If a state office is already closed, it will remain closed.

 "Every indication is that our state is going to receive a tremendous amount of snow in the next 24 hours. I want to urge Kansans to heed the winter weather warnings and avoid traveling tomorrow," Gov. Brownback said. "Our state agencies are ready to respond as needed to assist Kansans and counties who may need additional assistance."

State employees can find further information at www.kansas.gov/employee

The Governor also signed an emergency declaration for all 105 Kansans counties. This will allow state agencies to assist local governments as needed.

 Motorists who find themselves in need of assistance can call 911 or *47 to reach the Kansas Highway Patrol. Those traveling on the Kansas Turnpike can call *KTA.