Pack of dogs stop traffic on Phoenix freeway

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a group of dogs narrowly avoided injury while roaming a Phoenix freeway during Monday morning traffic.

The Arizona Department of Transportation shared images on its Twitter account of six dogs walking in the southbound lanes of Interstate 17 near Grand Avenue around 9:45 a.m.

The images also showed drivers stopping for them as well.

Authorities say the pups were on the roadway for about 10 minutes before Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers on motorcycles were able to usher them to safety.

DPS officials say the canines are being kept with Maricopa County Animal Control until their owners can be located.