By CBSLA Staff

NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — The 170 Freeway in North Hollywood was briefly shut down Wednesday afternoon as a dog ran on the roadway.

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California Highway Patrol officers first started the pursuit of the German Shepherd, before falling back to help control traffic as a group of good Samaritans attempted to corral the dog.

Unfortunately, the very smart pup was able to evade officers as it ran up the side of the freeway and temporarily out of danger, before running back down onto the freeway again.

That’s when firefighters from Los Angeles Fire Department Station 89 stepped up and helped CHP get the pup safely off the road.

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“He got back on the freeway,” CHP West Valley said. “Took a while, but we (LAFD 89’s and our units) got him.”