SEOUL — Helicopters dropped food and fuel to thousands of drivers marooned on highways across South Korea, officials said Saturday, after the worst March snowfall in decades blanketed the country's central region.
After struggling in snow for more than a day, about 4,000 motorists who had been stranded on highways were able to begin driving again late in the afternoon as roads were cleared, the Korea Highway Corp. said.
"Although traffic jams remain in several areas, now there are no stranded cars," an official at the corporation said. "We blocked entrances near the congested areas to help fully normalize traffic."
At noon, about 2,200 cars had been stuck on two major highways linking the capital, Seoul, to cities in the south, according to the corporation.