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morning of today (20th), the day before Chuseok, there was especially heavy congestion on the way home. From the afternoon, the congestion on the way home gradually loosens and the number of vehicles on the way home is increasing. Learn more.

Reporter Min-Jeong Kim, how is the road condition now?

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situation on the way home on major highways across the country is as of around 4 pm, with the exception of some sections, communication is smooth.

Most of the congestion on the Gyeongbu Expressway in the direction of Seoul-Busan, which had been heavily congested all morning, has now been lifted.

Jamwon Interchange is a bit slow due to heavy traffic.

Conversely, the number of vehicles on the way back to Seoul is gradually increasing.

Gyeongbu Expressway Oksan Junction, Mihocheongyo Bridge and Anseong Junction, there are a lot of vehicles, so we are going slow.

For those who go down to their hometown in the afternoon, if they depart at 4 pm, it takes 4 hours and 30 minutes from Seoul to Busan, 3 hours 20 minutes from Gwangju, and 2 hours 40 minutes from Gangneung. The Korea Expressway Corporation predicted that it would take similarly.

The Korea Expressway Corporation forecasted the national traffic volume to 4.05 million today.

During the Chuseok holiday, the number of gatherings is slightly relaxed, and traffic is expected to increase compared to last year.

The police plan to intensively crack down on traffic violations such as breaking in and violating bus lanes until the 22nd, when the holidays are over.