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Winter Weather Closings & Cancellations

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The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning for the KPR listening area.

Closings and Cancellations

The University of Kansas Lawrence, Edwards, and Leavenworth campuses will be closed on Thursday, December 22, 2022. As of Wednesday, December 21, it is expected that the campuses will re-open on Friday, December 23.

State office buildings in Shawnee County will be closed on Thursday, December 22 and Friday, December 23.

Governor Laura Kelly has issued a Declaration of Inclement Weather for Shawnee County. The declaration applies to all non-essential state employees in Executive Branch agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction who work in offices located in Shawnee County. During the period of Inclement Weather, essential employees are required to report to work as normal.

The Kansas Judicial Center will be closed on Thursday, December 22 and Friday, December 23.

Cottonwood Incorporated's Day services and offices in Lawrence will be closed December 22 and 23, 2022. Cottonwood will reopen on Tuesday, December 27th.

Lawrence Transit bus service is cancelled for Thursday, December 22. Bus service is tentatively scheduled to resume at noon on Friday, December 23. Visit lawrencetransit.org for more detailed information.

The Lawrence Public Library will be closed Thursday, December 22. The library will be open Friday from noon to 6 p.m.

Lawrence Parks and Recreation classes and programs are cancelled for Thursday, December 22. All facilities are closed for the remainder of the day. All facilities and programs will be open and operational tomorrow (Friday 12/23/22) on holiday hours.

The Senior Resource Center for Douglas County and Senior Wheels will be closed on Thursday, December 22.

All county offices in Jefferson County are closed Thursday, Friday and Monday. Only emergency and essential departments are in operation.

Warming Centers

City of Lawrence: The Winter Emergency Shelter (115 E. 11th St. in Lawrence ) will be open from 9 a.m. Wednesday, December 21 until 7 a.m. Tuesday, December 27.

Junction City: The Geary County Public Health Department (1212 W. Ash St. in Junction City) will be open as a 24-hour warming shelter from 8 a.m., Thursday, December 22 until noon, Friday, December 23.