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Family of geese bring A1 to standstill near Catterick

Geese on A1 Image copyright Highways England
Image caption The family of about 20 geese wandered on to the A1 at about 09.00 BST

A family of geese brought the A1 to a standstill after walking on to the northbound carriageway for a gander.

Traffic Officers held vehicles near Catterick for about 30 minutes while the geese were herded off the road.

It happened shortly after 09.00 BST on Saturday.

Highways England tweeted that the road was reopened at about 09.35, saying: "Good news! The family of approx. 20 geese have been herded off the motorway to greener pastures".

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