Governor says state offices will be open Thursday

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback sits in the cab of a state Department of Transportation plowing truck as he waits for it to start removing snow along Interstate 70, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. A winter storm has left roads in northeast Kansas packed with snow. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says state government offices will resume normal operating hours Thursday after being closed for two days because of a winter storm.

The governor had ordered state offices in the Topeka area shut down Tuesday, when the storm dumped more than a foot of snow on the state capital. He gave agencies the discretion to close offices elsewhere across the state.

Brownback kept offices in the Topeka area closed Wednesday because of frigid temperatures and winds that could cause snow drifts on roads.

The Legislature also called off two days of meetings at the Statehouse, but the House speaker’s office confirmed that the chamber would resume its normal schedule Thursday.

Brownback also scheduled a Thursday morning briefing on the storm.

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