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Topeka offices closed for Wednesday

Topeka offices closed for Wednesday

By Associated Press. CREATED Feb 4, 2014

 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered state offices in the Topeka area closed for a second consecutive day because of a winter storm.

The Legislature also canceled all of its meetings for Wednesday.

Schools throughout Kansas canceled classes and state government ground to a halt Tuesday. Residents dealt with a winter storm that brought heavy snow across the state.

Authorities blamed slick conditions for a two-car crash in southeast Kansas that killed two people.

Brownback said in a statement that the state faced significant challenges in keeping roads clear of blowing snow and that safety of state employees was a priority.

Snow kept falling into the night in Topeka, hampering efforts to clear it from roads.