OLIVIA, MN (KMHL) — With life-threatening travel conditions expected the next few days, Renville County is advising residents to stay home and not travel. Renville County Public Works pulled plows off roads at Noon today. They will be back out when conditions improve, and it’s safe to plow again.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, blizzard conditions are possible midday Thursday through early Saturday due to 20- to 30-mile-per-hour winds, with gusts up to 40 miles per hour. The frigid temperatures of -25 to -40 degrees Fahrenheit expected Thursday through Friday night can be life-threatening for anyone who travels and ends up in the ditch or has their car become disabled.

Those who absolutely need to travel and want to check road conditions, can do so at 511mn.org or download the 511 application to their phone.