A pink-collared Jack Russell dog has been causing havoc at a junction of the busy M60, forcing authorities to block the road at rush hour.
Greater Manchester Police have temporarily blocked the road between Junction 22 and 23 of the M60 in the northwest, while they try to catch the exuberant canine.
The owner of the dog has not been identified and police have been appealing for help on Twitter to find them.
The North West Motorway Police said there were reports of the dog "running in live lanes", with officers in high visibility jackets photographed by those on social media trying to catch the
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The Highways Agency told The Huffington Post UK that the police were leading on the disruption, and that delays were expected of up to 15 minutes, but could increase as rush hour approaches.
Less amusing for motorists, the situation did cause some merriment on social media:
If you're stuck on the M60 it's because there's a dog on the loose - we can see if evading police capture from the office!— Katherine Vine (@katherinevine1) April 23, 2014
So there's a dog on the loose on the M60. The Jack Russell is having the time of his life. The police trying to catch him, not so much— Bethan Dorsett (@BethanDorsett) April 23, 2014
Avoid the M60 for a bit - closed both ways at Chadderton. Unless you're a professional dog catcher, in which case your skills may be needed— Helen Johnson (@Helenj83MEN) April 23, 2014
The dog that's closed the M60 around Oldham is still at large. Rumour is he will only surrender to custody in exchange for dog biscuits— Chris Wyn Jones (@chriswynjones) April 23, 2014