Storm leads Kansas governor to close offices early

TOPEKA | The winter storm has led Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson to close state offices in the Topeka area early on Christmas Eve.

Parkinson told state workers in the area that they could leave for the day at 3 p.m.

Spokeswoman Beth Martino says Parkinson acted to keep employees safe.

Freezing rain and sleet gave way to snow around Topeka on Thursday afternoon.

Topeka police reported slick streets and said they'd seen more than a dozen vehicle accidents.