Damage from Gangwon-do snowstorm expected to amount to $3.3 millionUpdated: 2014-02-13 PM 2:42:12 (KST)
Now, on to the latest on the heavy snow on the east coast, where more than a meter of snow has blanketed Gangwon-do province this week,
Authorities now estimate the damage from the storm to be roughly 3.3 million U.S. dollars so far, but given that more than 30 centimeters of snow fell overnight, the damages and the cost are expected to rise.
The snow has also inconvenienced area residents and blocked traffic.
As of Thursday morning, at least 210 facilities, including greenhouses, had collapsed or been damaged under the sheer weight of the snow.
Several bus companies have also suspended operations.
Snow removal work is being carried out in the affected areas.