A busy highway in DeKalb County is back open after horses were seen running along it. Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

WATCH: Too much ‘horse’ power briefly closed metro Atlanta highway

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

Horses were seen running along U.S. 78 East, and Triple Team Traffic tweeted 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 in the 2000 block of Lawrenceville Highway near U.S. 78 forgot to close a gate last night, DeKalb police spokesman Lonzy Robertson said.

This 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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