Horses stop traffic in Utah County after midnight ride

Posted at 7:23 AM, May 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-11 10:11:17-04

PAYSON, Utah - Drivers on I-15 in Payson got quite a show overnight, a few horses decided to go out for a walk... on the highway.

Traffic cam to a halt at about 11:30 p.m. when about eight horses escaped the pasture and trotted onto the freeway.

It took Utah Highway Patrol almost three hours to corral all the horses; the freeway was shutdown in both directions.

The horses have been safely returned to their owner.