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Lunar New Year traffic in S. Korea
Updated: 2020-01-24 09:47:43 KST
It's the first day of the long Lunar New Year holidays, but here in th e Korea, early birds have already hit the roads to travel far for family get-togethers.
Most of the traffic is flowing out of the capital as we begin Seollal.
According to Korea Expressway Corporation, congestion will peak between 11 and 12 pm local time, and then ease starting around 7 or 8pm.
If you're driving to Busan it'll be a road trip of over 8 hours, to Gwangju: 6, Ulsan: almost 8, Daegu: close to 7 hours, Daejeon nearly 4 and it will take around 4 and a half hours to arrive in Gangneung.
Reportedly, around 4.6 million vehicles will be travelling out of Seoul, with around 3-hundred-30 thousand heading in the opposite direction.
Reporter : danc@arirang.co.kr