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Renville County pulls snowplows due to deteriorating weather conditions in west central Minnesota

Renville County Public Works pulled snow plows at noon Thursday, Dec. 22. According to a news release, the snowplows will go back on the roads once weather conditions improve.

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Map of Minnesota, pointing out Renville County
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OLIVIA — Renville County Public Works pulled snowplows off the roads at noon Thursday, Dec. 22, amid deteriorating conditions and the county is advising residents to stay home and avoid travel due to the life-threatening weather conditions,

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The county plows will go back out when conditions improve and it's safe to plow again, according to a news release from the county.

Blizzard conditions remain possible through early Saturday, with 20 to 30 mph winds and gusts as strong as 40 mph forecast in west central Minnesota.

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An image from a Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow dashcam on U.S. Highway 212 between Olivia and Hector on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022.
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A wind chill advisory, with temperatures feeling as cold as 30 to 45 degrees below zero, is in effect until midday Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

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