• Escaped horses stop traffic on busy Atlanta highway

    By: Steve Burns, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


    DEKALB COUNTY - A prominent highway in DeKalb County had a different type of traffic problem Saturday morning.

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    Horses were seen running along U.S. 78 East, with Triple Team Traffic tweeting that the highway was shut down past Montreal Road due to the incident.


    Police were on the scene about 9 a.m. trying to contain the animals, and all lanes were back open about 30 minutes later, Channel 2 Action News reported.

    Ranchers near U.S. 78 forgot to close a gate Friday night, DeKalb police spokesman Lonzy Robertson said.

    Saturday morning, the horses ran onto U.S. 78 before they were “corralled” and taken back to the ranch, Robertson said.

    No injuries to horses or people were reported.

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