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Jamsu Bridge in Seoul closed, other roads closed amid heavy rain Updated: 2020-08-03 10:01:50 KST

Staying with the inclement weather, here in Seoul, we've been seeing on-and-off heavy rain mostly on since before dawn.
With the rising water levels on the Han river, many roads and low-lying bridges in and around the capital have been closed to pedestrians and drivers as precautionary measures.
And that's where our Jang Tae-hyun has been all day. He's gonna tell us what's going on out there.
Tae-hyun

Mark, when I first arrived at the Jamsu Bridge at 5 AM, the water only got up to my knees.
Now, if I tried to walk over the bridge, the water would come up until my waist.
Use of this bridge has been restricted as of 6 PM Sunday, meaning no vehicles are permitted to use it.
If the level is five.five meters or higher, people aren't allowed to walk across the bridge.
And if it's over six.two meters, no cars are allowed.
The water level right now is over seven meters.
In another part of Seoul, as of 5:30 AM, the Dongbu Expressway has been closed.
And the interchange roads in Banpo and Jamwon, Shinjamwon and Oksu are closed as well.
Looking at the central region, Chungcheongbuk-do Province also saw a huge amount of rain overnight, resulting in landslides and a gas explosion, as well as submerging houses and camping sites.
And Gangwon-do province also evacuated scores of residents over fears that the high waters may break the embankments.
There's more rain to come, so be sure to watch for the latest updates.
I'm Jang Tae-hyun reporting live from Jamsu Bridge.
Back to you, Mark.
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