On the afternoon of the 29th, the first day of the Lunar New Year holiday, and Saturday, the main expressways across the country are gradually clearing of congestion.

According to the Korea Expressway Corporation, as of 4:20 p.m. on the same day, the Busan direction of the Gyeongbu Expressway was 4 km from Hannam to Seocho, 3 km from Singal Junction to Suwon, 3 km from Namsa to Namsa, and 17 km from Oksan Junction to Nami Junction. , Cars are moving slowly in the 4km section from Daejeon to Biryong Junction.

The Seohaean Expressway in the direction of Mokpo is pushed back in the 9km section from the Seopyeongtaek Junction to the Seohaedaegyo Bridge and the 4km section from Seosan to Haemi.

In the Nami direction of the Jungbu Expressway, the 9km section from the vicinity of Seocheongju to Nami Junction is in a state of congestion.

On the other hand, the former Seoul Outer Ring Expressway, the Seoul Metropolitan Area 1st Ring Expressway, is not speeding in the 1 km section of Jayu-ro and 6 km between the Seoun Junction and Songnae.

The national traffic volume on that day was 4.76 million, of which 450,000 were expected to move from the metropolitan area to the province and 370,000 from the province to the metropolitan area.

The congestion on the way home is expected to be resolved around 7pm tonight.

From the Seoul tollgate by car at 5 pm, it takes Busan 4 hours 40 minutes, Gwangju 3 hours 40 minutes, Ulsan 4 hours 30 minutes, Daegu 3 hours 50 minutes, Daejeon 2 hours 10 minutes, Gangneung 2 hours from the Seoul tollgate by car. Time is 40 minutes.

(Photo = Yonhap News)