Rain to continue in on Tuesday; “level 3” warning in operation to prevent damage
There was chaos overnight as roads, homes and businesses were flooded and cars were abandoned on the street.
The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters has issued a “level 3” warning aimed at preventing further damage.
Now, the bridge has been closed off due to heavy downpours overnight and during the day today.
This is the second time the bridge has been closed off this summer.
During the day, rain was falling at 20 to 30 milimeters per hour on average in the capital region.
Seoul saw lighter rain while to the south in Gyeonggi-do Province, regions like Suwon, Osan, and Pyeongtaek saw a bit more.
Around 100 to 200 millimeters of rain is expected to fall in the capital region and Gangwon-do province, but some areas could even see up to 300 millimeters.
About 100 to 200 milimeters of rain will also fall in the rest of central region and Gyeongsangbuk-do province.
To minimize the damage, the authorities are advising people to stay away from streams and rivers that are prone to flooding.