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[VIDEO NEWS] West Coast Expressway buckles due to cracks caused by heat

July 18,2018
1) Due to the continued scorching heat, parts of the West Coast Expressway were cracked due to heat expansion on July 16. This caused an extreme traffic jam.

2) According to the Korea Expressway Corporation, the third lane of the road near a tunnel in Sangsang District, Ansan, Gyeonggi, rose about 40 to 50 centimeters (15.7 to 19.6 inches) at 5:30 p.m. on July 16.

3) Several lanes were cut off for restoration. This caused an extreme traffic jam in areas within 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) of the place.

4) An official from the Korea Expressway Corporation said the heat waves most likely caused the cracks and damaged the road.

Video Sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Video provided by an informant, Choi Suk-young
Video produced by Park Seung-young, Jung Sue-kyoung
Translated by Chung Yu-soo
Edited by Hoyeon Yoo


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