23/04/2014 13:26 BST | Updated 23/04/2014 13:59 BST

Dog On The Loose On M60, Causing Traffic Chaos, Having A Great Time

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A dog has caused chaos on the M60 motorway near Manchester in north west England (file photo)

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


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: