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Seoul's Jamsu Bridge closed for 9th straight day as Han River water level remains high Updated: 2020-08-10 10:02:19 KST

Staying with the weather.
Our Choi Won-jong has been at Seoul's low-lying Jamsu Bridge since this morning.
Because the water level of the Han River is so high right now, it has been closed to traffic as a safety precaution for well over a week now.
Won-jong, talk us through what you are seeing there?

Good afternoon, Mark. We have been here at the Jamsu Bridge for around five hours, and the bridge remains closed to traffic as it has been for nine days now.
Fortunately, we've only seen light drizzle throughout the morning.
We even saw a little bit of sunshine after 10 AM.
Thanks in part to that, the water level of the Han River has also decreased, dropping below eight meters.
As far as I can say, in the capital region at least, Seoul is unlikely to see much in the way of serious damage.
However, starting tonight, as Typhoon Jangmi approaches the southern regions of Korea, be aware of possible heavy rain warnings for the metropolitan region.
As of now, we are finally expecting to see this unusually long rainy season come to an end by this weekend.
That's all I have for you now. Back to you, Mark.
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