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Heavy Traffic Jams Nationwide on 1st Day of Lunar New Year Holiday

Write: 2020-01-24 14:31:17Update: 2020-01-24 14:32:57

Heavy Traffic Jams Nationwide on 1st Day of Lunar New Year Holiday

Photo : YONHAP News

On the first day of the four-day Lunar New Year holiday, highways have been congested due to travelers bound for their hometowns nationwide.

Transportation authorities estimated that around four-million-610-thousand cars would hit the roads this Friday alone, with traffic jams peaking from eleven a.m. to noon before easing in the evening.

The state-run Korea Transport Institute expected nearly 32-point-eight million people to migrate during the Lunar New Year period until Monday next week.

In a bid to help ease the holiday congestion, the government has temporarily expanded roads into the shoulder and extended hours enforcing bus-only lanes while providing real-time traffic information.

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