BUSAN, South Korea — Overnight snow in Busan and Gyeongnam has caused some icy roads in the area to be closed. The roads include Sanseong-ro and Hwangryeong ramp. These closures could lead to significant inconvenience for motorists. Up to 7 cm of snow fell as of 7 a.m. this morning around the local area.
The Busan Regional Meteorological Administration has forecasted the snow will continue until the morning but will only continue sporadically during the afternoon hours.
The forecast calls for rain and snow all day in Busan and Gyeongnam with an eastern wind through the afternoon. Residents on the eastern coast and northwest inland areas should expect particularly heavy snow. Busan’s high temperature will be four degrees, lower than yesterday.
Meanwhile, the nation’s east coast and mountainous regions of Gangwon Province have been blanketed with a meter-thick snow since last Thursday.
The Gangwon Regional Meteorological Administration says as of 7 a.m. this morning, 109 centimeters of snow fell in the Misiryeong and Jinburyeong mountain passes. Gangneung City was also blanketed with over a meter of snow.
Sixty-five centimeters fell in the Daegwallyeong mountain pass and 10 centimeters in Pyeongchang.
The heavy snow has stalled traffic and isolated mountainous towns causing great inconvenience to the locals.
The road section between Misiryeong tollgate and the Yongdae three-way intersection was hit by a three-ton avalanche on top of which some twenty centimeters of snow accumulated overnight.
Snow plowing is under way and this section has been completely blocked for over 14 hours.
Source: Busan eFM News
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