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Let’s take a look at what the traffic situation is like during the holidays. There were quite a few cars on the highway until this afternoon (the 9th), but now the congestion may have eased, so I'll connect with a reporter who is out at the Seoul toll booth to find out more.



Reporter Kim Hyung-rae, things are a little better now, right?



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The congestion on the way home that lasted from this morning until noon is now mostly over.



Morning It once took about 9 hours to travel from Seoul to Busan, but now traffic is smooth on most sections of highways across the country.



Let’s check the status of major sections through real-time highway CCTV.



First, this is the Anseong Junction section of the Gyeongbu Expressway.



There isn't much traffic, so cars are speeding along in both directions.



Even at the Yeoju Junction on the Central Inland Expressway, where severe traffic congestion continued until this afternoon, there is no blockage in vehicle traffic.



As of 8 p.m., it takes 4 hours and 30 minutes from Seoul to Busan, 3 hours and 40 minutes to Mokpo, and 2 hours and 50 minutes to Gangneung, all the same as usual.



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Tomorrow is Lunar New Year's Day, so I think there will be more backlog on both sides of the highway. What do you think?



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The expected nationwide traffic tomorrow is 6.05 million vehicles, and the largest number of vehicles are expected to appear on the highways during this holiday season.



In the metropolitan area, congestion on the return trip will begin around 9 a.m. and is expected to continue until about 2 a.m. the day after tomorrow.



There will be no inconveniences due to the weather on the way back, but the fine dust concentration will be at a 'very bad' level due to the fine dust coming from China starting tomorrow.



It is a good idea to take a mask with you when going out.



(Video Editing: Shin Se-eun, On-site Host: Shin Jin-soo)