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Gov. Walker orders state office buildings closed

MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker has ordered state government offices be closed to the public due to the winter storm.

"We are keeping state buildings open to employees to ensure that essential services are maintained for our facilities that operate 24x7, as well as those employees who are able to safely travel to their offices," said Dept. of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch.

The Capitol in Madison will remain open for business.

State office buildings will be closed to the public in the following counties:

  • Adams
  • Brown
  • Columbia
  • Crawford
  • Dane
  • Dodge
  • Fond du Lac
  • Grant
  • Green
  • Green Lake
  • Iowa
  • Jefferson
  • Juneau
  • Lafayette
  • Marquette
  • Monroe
  • Outagamie
  • Richland
  • Rock
  • Sauk
  • Vernon
  • Winnebago

Agency heads have been authorized to allow employees to take leave from work (such as vacation time) as provided in the State's Inclement Weather Policy, but excludes sick leave.  This allows employees to determine if they can safely travel to work.

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