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Runaway horses clog traffic on Atlanta-area highway: “Those fools were moving fast’

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Herd of runaway horses, bite the traffic on Georgia highway

Horses galloping down Highway 78 cause file in Clarkson, Georgia.

Drivers in the Atlanta area are used to dealing with traffic – but they were faced with a different kind of delay on Saturday after a herd of horses trotted to an area highway and blocked traffic for a half hour.

On Saturday morning, a small herd of horses escaped on U.S. Highway 78 in DeKalb County, about 12 miles from the center of Atlanta.

The police told FOX 5 Atlanta that officers rounded up the animals, that the traffic to a halt as motorists stopped to watch the bizarre sight.

Decatur’s Little Creek Horse Farm, the place where all of the horses escaped from, said the herd escaped after a gate was left open.

“We were lucky to have many people at the stable this morning, that the repair operation much faster,” the farm said in a Facebook post. “Those fools were quick, and the beautiful Dekalb County Police responded quickly, efficiently and adequately to ensure that they and those in cars on the highway were not hurt.”

The farm said it was taking steps to ensure that such a situation doesn’t happen again.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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