Gyeonggi-do announces heavy snowfall warnings for 22 cities and counties “up to 10 cm or more snow”

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From the night of the 25th, a heavy snowfall warning was announced in 22 cities and counties in Gyeonggi Province, and Gyeonggi-do started the first phase of emergency from 10:00 pm.

From the night of the 25th, a heavy snowfall warning was announced in 22 cities and counties in Gyeonggi Province, and Gyeonggi-do started the first phase of emergency from 10:00 pm.
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From the night of the 25th, a heavy snowfall warning was announced in 22 cities and counties in Gyeonggi Province, and Gyeonggi-do started the first phase of emergency from 10:00 pm.

The Korea Meteorological Administration predicted that from the late night of the 25th to the west coast of Gyeonggi-do until the afternoon of the 26th, snow cover of up to 10 cm in Gyeonggi-do and freezing of roads are expected as the temperature is maintained below minus 5℃ during the snowfall.

Accordingly, the province plans to respond to the heavy snow by operating the emergency phase 1 of the Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters from 10:00 pm on the 25th. In the first phase of the emergency system, a total of 16 people work in the road, railroad, and agricultural fields with the head of the Gyeonggi-do Natural Disaster Department in charge.

As snowfall is expected to begin during work hours, we will preemptively manage the situation, such as monitoring snow on roads, from 6:00 p.m. to respond to traffic congestion on the way home from work.

In the province, as snowfall is expected to be greater than usual during late-night hours, it is planned to carry out advance snow removal mainly on arterial roads and strengthen pedestrian safety to relieve traffic congestion on the way to work in the early morning. It plans to carry out snow removal in advance for expressway entrance and exit sections, arterial roads, and inter-metropolitan connection roads, as well as snow removal around bus stops, subway stations, and sidewalks for the convenience of using public transportation.

As a countermeasure against road icing, the province shared weather information with car-only road management agencies (city, county, private roads) with a risk of major accidents, snow removal work including intensive snow removal in the road icy section (3198 tons / 1455 people, 739 units), automatic snow removal equipment operation ( 184) to strengthen safety in vulnerable areas.

Since Gyeonggi-do is expected to have ice roads due to a strong cold wave and a lot of snow from late at night on the 25th, to prevent safety accidents, pedestrians are requested to wear warm gloves and winter shoes, drive at a reduced speed when driving vehicles, and secure sufficient safety distance. .

The province also plans to conduct an operational inspection of 6,777 cold wave shelters in the province from the 25th to the 27th in preparation for a weekend cold wave warning after it snows on the 25th.

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