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Heavy snow covers greater Seoul area from Wednesday morning Updated: 2022-01-19 17:08:29 KST

People walking around carefully, bundled up in thick clothing,wearing hats and using umbrellas to keep themselves dry from the snow.
And cars being driven slowly, with the roads icy and slippery.

"A blanket of snow has covered the capital region from Wednesday morning,… with many areas seeing more than three centimeters of snow."

At 9 AM, a heavy snow alert was issued in Seoul for the first time this year, meaning at least 5 centimeters was expected over the day.
But by the afternoon, the warning had been lifted as the snowclouds moved away from the capital.
Most weather alerts issued in Gyeonggi-do Province were also removed as well.

The government sent some 9-thousand workers and 1-thousand 2-hundred grit trucks and equipment to remove snow.
To prevent potential rush hour traffic in the evening, Seoul is running more buses and subways.

The weather agency says snow is expected to spread to some areas along the east coast as well as Jeju island.
The agency forecasts these regions could see up to 20 centimeters of snow by Thursday.

Authorities have advised people to take public transport instead of private vehicles, and be extra careful on their way to and from work due to the icy roads.
Choi Min-jung, Arirang News.
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