M5 closed after dog runs onto motorway

By Andrew Turton | West Bromwich | Transport | Published:

Motorists were caught up in queues after the M5 was closed as a dog ran onto the motorway.

The M5 near West Bromwich and its link with the M6 was closed after a dog ran loose. (Library image)

The dog was spotted on the motorway between Junction 1 for West Bromwich and Junction 2 for Oldbury.

The route was closed near the Oldbury Viaduct while Highways England officials ensured the dog was caught.

It happened at around 8.30am on Wednesday with the route reopened by around 9am.

Highways England tweeted to drivers: "Thank you for your patience whilst we ensured the dog was caught safe and well."

Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
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