Snow Emergency Declared: UG Service Impacts

Published on January 08, 2024

Updated as of TUESDAY, JaN 9, 9:27AM

In consultation with our public safety and public works team, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS has declared a snow emergency starting at 10PM through 5AM on Wednesday morning. We have activated our snow operations in preparation for this week’s weather. Treatment of our roads is underway and staff will be working around the clock to respond to snowfall today and this evening. To learn more about where our snowplows will be, please check out

Due to the winter storm, the Unified Government has announced several impacts to community services and programs: 

  • TONIGHT, the Unified Government Economic Development & Finance Standing Committee and City Planning Commission meetings are both canceled. Agenda items will be rescheduled for a later date. 

  • Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 9, the Unified Government offices will be closed to the public. Some departments may operate remotely, and you can always find service information on our website. Transit services may be delayed by 30-60 minutes due to road conditions. 

  • Residential trash and recycling pickup will be delayed one day this week. Please read this announcement for more details.

  • The KCK Municipal Court will be closed on Tuesday, January 9. Any scheduled hearings will be continued, and persons will be notified of their new court date by mail. Payments can still be made by using the MyWyCo app ( and, for persons in jail, bond can be posted at the jail. 

  • The Wyandotte County District Court has also announced it will close tomorrow due to weather.  

  • All Wyandotte County recreation centers closed early today at 6 pm and will remain closed all day on Tuesday, January 9. Weather depending, centers will reopen to the public on Wednesday, January 10. (Updates will continue to be posted on this page and the Unified Government social media page)

  • Due to the weather Transit will cancel meal delivery for Tuesday, January 9, 2024. 

What Happens During a Snow Emergency

Certain rules go into effect when a snow emergency is officially declared. Please be advised that:

  • No person shall drive a motor vehicle that doesn’t have tire chains, snow tires, or radial tires in a way that will cause the vehicle to get stalled due to its lack of snow equipment.
  • Vehicles that become stalled on public roadways may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense.
  • No vehicles shall be parked on any streets designated as snow routes by appropriate signs. Vehicles parked on designated snow routes must be removed within two hours after 10 PM, January 8, 2024.
  • Vehicles parked on designated snow routes may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Other Unified Government Operations

Please refer back to this webpage for any other updates regarding our regular Unified Government operations during this winter storm.