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Indianapolis government offices closed Wednesday

In anticipation of a blizzard, all city of Indianapolis non-essential offices will be closed Wednesday.

Mayor Greg Ballard made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.

The majority of central Indiana is under Blizzard warning from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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32 Comments to “Indianapolis government offices closed Wednesday”

    Constance said:
    December 25, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    Has anyone heard if the state will close too?

      Indy Jones said:
      December 25, 2012 at 5:23 PM

      The whole world is going to close.

      Lisa said:
      December 25, 2012 at 5:32 PM

      I would also like to know

      Mica said:
      December 25, 2012 at 6:04 PM

      I work for the state and per state policy State offices only close for what they consider an emergency and therefore will NOT close due to extreme weather conditions. The state does NOT consider blizzard conditions an emergency and per state policy dangerous or inability of employees to report to work due to hazardous weather conditions is not considered an emergercy or reason to not report and or close state offices.

        Lisa said:
        December 25, 2012 at 6:25 PM

        Is this in the handbook?

        Micki Bray said:
        December 25, 2012 at 11:48 PM

        does that include Light offices? I live in Lebanon, IN

      hey said:
      December 26, 2012 at 8:20 AM

      The state is open I highly doubt they will close since I am sitting here working

    Abby said:
    December 25, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Yes, I'm wondering the same thing Constance.

    Lisa said:
    December 25, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    I would like to know too

    Addison said:
    December 25, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Typically the State makes you use personal or sick time if you can't make it in. The only time I ever heard of State "closing" was during an ice storm and they sent us home early and we have the choice to use No Pay Leave or Time.

      Carissa said:
      December 25, 2012 at 7:44 PM

      Some people don't get sick time or can't use vacation days!! So we are out of luck!

    Nita said:
    December 25, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    The state closed down last year but it was due to an ice storm. They closed the offices but it was at the very last minute prior to the start of the business day. That was the first time in over several decades where the state actually closed.

      Diana said:
      December 26, 2012 at 7:39 AM

      I have worked for the State for 17 years, I have never known them to close. Maybe small offices but not the government buildings. I work for state education. Even it the school was closed we had to be there unless we took personal or sick time.

    John Murphy said:
    December 25, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    I always wonder at the closing of 'non-essential' government offices. I always thought that government was only supposed to exist to perform essential services for the society, so why are there any 'non-essential' offices at all ?

    Lisa said:
    December 25, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    Yea, I just read in the hand book that the state expects everyone to report to work!

    bree said:
    December 25, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    is doctor offices going to be closed too or dose anyone know yet

    bree said:
    December 25, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    i need to know dose anyone know if doctor offices are going to be open

      Lisa said:
      December 25, 2012 at 9:56 PM

      I would call your doctors office to see if they will be open some people will make t to work tomorrow and some will not

      DeeDee75 said:
      December 26, 2012 at 8:51 AM

      Depends on your doc. Most are open. Medical personnel are considered "essential".

    trent said:
    December 25, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    this is ignorant

    Susan said:
    December 25, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    It looks like the government offices and centers WILL be closed tomorrow.

    mary said:
    December 26, 2012 at 2:00 AM

    is the city county building closed

    Frodo said:
    December 26, 2012 at 2:35 AM

    More importantly, will the Pacers game go ahead?

    MLH said:
    December 26, 2012 at 5:33 AM

    I heard on the news last night that non-essential state workers who lived in counties with snow emergency orders–cannot remember just how it was worded?– didn't have to report to work today (Wednesday). Thing is we typically leave for work before 7 AM and I doubt any county will have a snow emergency in place by then. I am concerned since both my husband and I work for the state of Indiana and cannot really afford to lose our Holiday Pay covering Mon & Tuesday (Christmas Eve & Christmas Day). I worry about getting home if we go to work today? No doubt we might get to work since the snow is not deep yet. I also wonder will anyone be at work if we go?

    sadaja said:
    December 26, 2012 at 7:01 AM

    I am curious to know whether the unemployment office is closed today or not?

    Brody said:
    December 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Just who are the non-essential employees. I read the State's description, but it is open to interpretation.

    DeeDee75 said:
    December 26, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    I'm convinced my employer doesn't give a poop about it's employees.

    REX said:
    December 26, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    The good thing: all the rest of us go to work to pay the taxes to pay the salaries of these G-workers that will have the day off with pay. Also, not having to drive in the weather that we drive in riskink a crash!

      guest said:
      December 26, 2012 at 9:51 AM

      rude and insensitive comment

      Guest said:
      December 26, 2012 at 12:24 PM

      Then you should certainly go to work. Because the $23000 a year that "your taxes" pays me as a government worker is not nearly enough for me to risk my life.

      Michael said:
      December 26, 2012 at 2:52 PM

      You think government workers don't pay taxes? Sorry your employer sucks…

    izaiah85 said:
    December 26, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    State employees ARE at work like myself so I guess I am paying my own taxes today…no paid leave….just to add though NO-ONE should be out in this today, I had to take my kids to daycare in this mess and then get to work only to worry about how long and how safe it is going to be getting my kids this evening…this is nuts….

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