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Major expressway in Seoul closed off due to heavy downpours

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A section of the Dongbu Expressway is blocked off due to heavy rain, June 30. Yonhap
A section of the Dongbu Expressway is blocked off due to heavy rain, June 30. Yonhap

A major expressway linking southeastern Seoul to northeastern Gyeonggi Province was closed off Thursday due to a heavy rain downpour, according to officials.

The city government said all entrances to the Dongbu Expressway that runs from Seoul's Songpa district to Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi Province, have been blocked since 6:43 a.m. as heavy rain in the area pushed up the water level in a nearby river.

After the annual monsoon season hit the country, heavy downpours have been reported overnight in many parts of the country, including the central city of Seosan, where precipitation of 278 millimeters was reported between early Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday morning. Rain of over 100 mm was reported overnight in southern Gyeonggi Province. (Yonhap)





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