EASTERN SOUTH KOREA has been hit by its heaviest snowfall in 100 years, after over three feet (100cm) of snow fell in the east of the country at the weekend.
The Korea Times reports that the largest single-day snowfall since 1911 came down between Friday and Saturday.
Although dozens of greenhouses have been destroyed by the heavy snow and farmland damaged, the paper reports that the weather may help the country in its push to host the 2018 Winter Olympics.
An International Olympic Committee inspection team is due to arrive in the prospective host city of Pyeongchang today.
Thousands of soldiers have been deployed to clear the snow and army helicopters have been carrying supplies to isolated areas, the AFP reports. More snow is expected to fall later this week, causing further damage to property.
The snowfall comes after neighbouring North Korea recorded its coldest winter in over 25 years.
A local resident removes snow from the path to his home in
South Korean police officers remove snow from highway in Samcheck
A local woman sweep snow around her car in Gangneung
A man walks by vehicles covered with snow in Gangneung
The main street of Gangneung, east of Seoul, South Korea, is jammed with cars due to days of a record heavy snowfall
Military trucks carrying army soldiers drive for snow-removing work in Sockcho
A South Korean army armored vehicle removes snow off the load in Pohang
Some more on the snowfall and some pictures