Dog reunited with owner after running loose on Portland freeway

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by FRANK MUNGEAM / KGW

NWCN.com

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 7:55 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 8:29 PM

PORTLAND -- A dog got loose on I-84 westbound near 82nd Avenue just before 4:30 p.m. Monday, causing chaos along the roadway during the early evening commute.

The dog's wild run in and out of freeway traffic caused major delays between the 82nd and 67th Ave exits.

Several drivers and a police officer attempted to catch the dog, unsuccessfully. All the action was visible live on a pair of ODOT cameras and from the Sky 8 helicopter as well.

After an amazing run of about 15 minutes, in which the dog mostly outran the commuters, the dog exited into a neighborhood off the freeway.

Then, around 5 p.m. the dog was captured near Madison High School and was reunited with its owner.

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