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Major roads and bridges in Seoul closed due to heavy rain Updated: 2020-08-03 17:03:50 KST

The Han River, which cuts through the middle of the capital, has risen dramatically because of the rain, forcing the closure of many roads and low-lying bridges during the day.
Arirang News' Kim Sung-min is live at the Jamsu Bridge, which is one of those low-lying areas.
Sung-min, how are things looking like at the moment?

Connyoung, you *can* see a bridge behind me, but the Jamsu Bridge is actually the one below it, which is completely submerged.
The Han River is now eight meters higher than usual.
The Jamsu bridge has now been closed off for more than 24 hours.
But since the water is not rising as fast now, some other roads that had been closed have reopened.
Those include the Olympic Bridge and the Dongbu Expressway.
This could be reversed, though, as soon as the water rises again.
The interchange roads near me in Banpo and Jamwon, Shinjamwon and Oksu are still closed as well.
And just south of the capital region, Chungcheongbuk-do Province is still seeing heavy rain in some regions almost 20 to 50 millimeters per hour.
Gangwon-do Province has seen over 300 millimeters of rain for each of the past three days and that's expected to continue until tomorrow.
These areas and Seoul are expected to see heavy rain for the rest of the day up to around one hundred millimeters per hour.
There's more rain to come, so be sure to watch for the latest updates.
Back to you, Connyoung.
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