Johnson County continues to respond to winter storm

Johnson County Government continues today to respond to the winter storm. Efforts include road and walkway treatment. Departments report cancellations and delays to encourage residents and staff to avoid treacherous travel.

Public Works crews started 12-hour shifts last night, starting at 6:30 p.m. Sleet started on the northwest side of the county after 3 a.m., today. Crews began treating unincorporated roads to clear the freezing precipitation. Efforts are now focused on snow removal. We encourage residents to avoid driving during the storm. It will take some time to clear the roadways, and the reduced traffic allows Public Works to move more quickly, helping everyone stay safe.  

Johnson County Facilities grounds crews are addressing snow removal at Johnson County buildings.

Johnson County Emergency Management, a division of Johnson County Emergency Services, is working closely with the National Weather Service to stay up to date on conditions. Emergency Management is meeting regularly with Johnson County leaders to keep them informed as they make decisions about weather-related impacts to programs, services and facilities.

Current closures, cancellations and delays currently include the following:  

  • NEW: Johnson County Library: Libraries are closed today.
  • NEW: RideKC: The 510 (K-10 Connector) is suspended due to weather conditions, and the fact that all three campus locations are closed. Road conditions will continue to be reassessed throughout the day. Visit for a complete list of impacts. 
  • NEW: Johnson County Park and Recreation District:  All JCPRD parks, except Meadowbrook Park and the Heritage Park Off-Leash Area are closed. For a complete list of cancellations/closures, visit When park roads are closed for safety reasons, pedestrian access to parks is still available.
  • NEW: Johnson County Department of Health and Environment: Prenatal clinic appointments are cancelled for today, Feb. 17. All other services in Mission and Olathe locations are closed as of noon, today.
  • Johnson County Aging and Human Services: Catch-a-Ride services and Home-Delivered Meals are canceled today, Feb. 17. The nutrition centers (congregate sites) are also closed.
  • Johnson County Mental Health Center: Transportation services are cancelled for today, Feb. 17. Road conditions will be monitored and reevaluated for Friday service.
  • Johnson County District Court: The courthouse remains open today. Limited staff are available in the building.

Limited staff is available in Johnson County offices today, due to the winter weather. Longer wait times for some services can be expected. Check department webpages or call ahead for additional information. All Johnson County emergency and essential services continue to be provided to the public. 

Stay up to date on the latest Johnson County closures and cancellations at You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook, @jocogov for updates. Check road conditions in Johnson County before heading out on Stormwatch.

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