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Transportation chaos hits Seoul as Typhoon Kompasu strikes

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Typhoon strikes Thursday morning
  • Much of the metro area's subway service is halted
  • Airline flights are canceled or diverted

(CNN) -- Typhoon Kompasu hit central South Korea Thursday morning, causing much of the metropolitan area's subway service to halt, toppling trees and resulting in widespread power outages along the west coast, Yonhap News Agency reported.

Airlines canceled or diverted domestic and international flights.