Heaviest Snowfall In South Korea
WORLD NEWS: The worst weather has been in Gang-won province. Weather experts say there will be more snowfall in the area in the coming hours. January was the coldest since the 1960s. In Gang-won on the eastern coast, one city recorded 80cm (2.6 feet) of snow in a single day – the heaviest fall in 24 hours since records began there back in 1911. The cost of the damage is expected to run into several million dollars.Hundreds of motorists are stranded in deep drifts. Four primary schools in Donga and Samcheok of Gang-won Province, about 240 km (149 miles) east of Seoul, have been closed. The Han River in the capital, Seoul, iced over for the first time in years – but the latest snowfalls have left the capital unaffected so far.