In the morning of today (19th), the second day of the Chuseok holiday, highways across the country are congested due to increased traffic in the direction of homecoming.

According to the Korea Expressway Corporation, as of 8 am today, traffic jams are forming in the vicinity of Giheung-Dongtan-Namsa, Cheonan-Oksan, Oksan-Oksan, and Biryong Junction in the direction of Gyeongbu Expressway to Busan as of 8:00 am today.

In the direction of Mokpo on the Seohaean Expressway, the vicinity of Bibong to Hwaseong Service Area, Seopyeongtaek Junction to Seohae Bridge, and the Yeongdong Expressway to Gangneung, near the Maseong Tunnel to Yangji Tunnel, and Singal Junction to Singal Junction are congested.

On the Jungbu Expressway, vehicles move slowly in the vicinity of the East Seoul Tollgate in the Nami direction to the mountain valley junction, Majang Service Area to Moga, and the Daeso junction to Jincheon and Jincheon Tunnels.

Vehicles are moving slowly in the Yangyang direction of the Seoul-Yangyang Expressway, near the junction between Chaoyang and Chuncheon, near the Namyangju tollgate and near Seojong.

Today's nationwide traffic is forecast to be 4.15 million.

Of these, 430,000 vehicles from the metropolitan area to the provincial area and 320,000 vehicles from the provincial area to the metropolitan area will be moved, the Road Corporation predicted.

It takes Busan 5 hours 20 minutes, Ulsan 5 hours, Daegu 4 hours 20 minutes, Gwangju 3 hours 40 minutes, Daejeon 2 hours 20 minutes, Gangneung 2 hours 40 minutes from the Seoul tollgate at 9 am today by car. forecast in minutes.

The road construction project predicted that congestion in the direction of Goseong would start at 6-7 am, reach a maximum between 4 pm and 5 pm, and be resolved around 8-9 pm.

In the direction of return, it was expected that congestion would start around 11 am to 12 pm, the worst at 3 to 4 pm, and then relieved at 6-7 pm.

The construction company predicted that "traffic congestion will be concentrated in the direction of Goseong two days before Chuseok." 

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