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Ice storm anticipated for JoCo Friday through Sunday

With forecasts for the metro continuing to indicate freezing rain and potential for significant icing this weekend, Johnson County officials are asking residents to prepare now for power outages, cold temperatures and hazardous travel.

“Ice storms can result in power outages and dangerous driving conditions, so we are asking residents to prepare for that possibility and limit travel during the storm if possible,” said Dan Robeson, emergency management coordinator for Johnson County. “Our staff will be monitoring the situation throughout the weekend and coordinating with city officials and state emergency management.”

The Johnson County Library is cancelling special events and public programs this weekend, in anticipation of icy winter weather conditions. Among the programs cancelled or postponed are the YAAC Dress Up After Hours on Friday, Jan. 13 and Kansas Day on Saturday, Jan. 14. See all cancellations on the Library’s website.

Johnson County Meals on Wheels, congregate meal sites and Catch-a-Ride will not operate Friday, Jan. 13 due to concerns about the anticipated ice storm.

Visit the county's news release about the potential ice storm for additional information.

Please note all Johnson County Government offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.