Major highways in Seoul partly closed, flood alerts issued as downpours raise water level of Han River

Yonhap News Agency | Aug 6, 2020 at 2:23 PM
  • Several sections of the Dongbu Urban Expressway, Seoul Inner Loop, Olympic-daero and Gangbyeon Northern Highway have been closed to traffic due to the inner city river’s swelled water level.
  • As of 11 a.m. a flood alert was also issued for areas near the Han River Bridge in central Seoul.
  • As heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in the country’s central regions, including the Seoul metropolitan area, the death toll has risen to 17 this month.