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Highways Congested as People Travel to Hometowns for Chuseok

Written: 2021-09-20 14:00:12Updated: 2021-09-20 14:03:09

Highways Congested as People Travel to Hometowns for Chuseok

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Highways in South Korea continue to be congested as last-minute travelers hit the highways to travel to their hometowns one day prior to the Chuseok holiday.

The Korea Expressway Corporation said as of 1 p.m. Monday, it was expected to take four hours and 50 minutes to drive from Seoul to Busan, three hours and 50 minutes from the capital city to Daegu, three-and-a-half hours to Gwangju and two hours and ten minutes to Daejeon.

The corporation expected congestion on the roads stretching from the capital region to ease between 7 and 8 p.m.

Some four-point-05 million vehicles were forecast to be on the expressways throughout the day, with 390-thousand traveling from and another 410-thousand to the capital region.

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