|People are shoveling the snow on Thursday in Gangwon Province, where heavy snow alert was issued on the majority of the area. (Yonhap News)|
Heavy snow and freezing weather snarled traffic in Seoul and other central regions of the country Thursday.
The state weather agency issued heavy snow alerts for the capital, Gyeonggi Province and mountainous areas in Gangwon Province after more than 3 centimeters of snow fell in the afternoon.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government mobilized some 4,000 civil servants and 700 vehicles to remove snow from icy roads and streets.
From news reports