Lawrence public schools Superintendent Randy Weseman informed the Journal-World just after 5 a.m. of the decision to hold classes today.
"We have driven all the bus routes, and all the parking lots and sidewalks have been treated so we are in really good shape," Weseman said.
Kansas University will also hold classes today.
About 150 Westar Energy customers without power in Douglas County as of 9:00 a.m.
Meanwhile, some schools have canceled classes for today, including Basehor-Linwood USD 458, Eudora USD 491, Baldwin USD 348, Tonganoxie USD 464, McLouth USD 342, Oskaloosa USD 341 and Perry Lecompton USD 343.
Grief support meeting at St. John's Church canceled tonight.
Massage Therapy Training Institute's classes for today are canceled.
Wednesday morning aquatic classes, nature classes and recreation classes held prior to noon have also been canceled.
Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department facilities will have delayed openings today, opening at 10 a.m.
Temperatures are staying below freezing today with icy conditions expected to continue, said 6News Chief Meteorologist Jennifer Schack. We're topping out at only 30 for a high today with light and variable winds. Tonight we are dropping off to 18 for a low.