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Heavy snow sweeps Seoul, surrounding areas


SEOUL –Heavy snow fell around the central region on Thursday, putting local governments and power suppliers in emergency mode to prevent accidents and power outages.
A heavy snow advisory was issued for most of the Seoul metropolitan area and the west coast of South Chungcheong Province on Thursday morning. The advisory is issued when the amount of snow accumulated over 24 hours is expected to be more than 5 centimeters. As of 2 p.m., 3.5 cm of snow had accumulated in Seoul, 6.9 cm in Incheon, 8.5 cm in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province and 9.9 cm in Taean, South Chungcheong Province.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government began an emergency work system for snow removal at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, deploying more than 9,400 workers and 1,390 snowplows.

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