An announcement from the Unified Government:
Mayor Joe Reardon issued an emergency declaration for Kansas City, Kan., and all of Wyandotte County today in response to the winter storm that had blanketed the metropolitan area.
The emergency declaration allows the Unified Government to implement emergency procedures that will enable city crews to respond effectively to the current weather conditions.
The Unified Government has closed city and county offices and discontinued bus operations at 1 p.m. today.
City street crews are battling high winds as they continuously plow primary and arterial routes. The city has requested that residents minimize travel during these extreme weather conditions on order to allow crews to perform their duties.