People traveling to enjoy the sunshine on Easter Sunday could be forgiven for the long face when their progress on the A55 in Gwynedd came to a halt.

A horse standing in the carriageway when its owner’s vehicle broke down forced police to shut the A55, between Llandygai and Tal-y-Bont.

An image, posted on Twitter by Traffic Wales, shows the horse standing in the middle of the carriageway.

A rolling roadblock, put in place at about 15:30 BST, has since been lifted.

It is not the first time a horse has caused a stir for drivers in Wales.

Last year, a horse found wandering around on the A48 in Cardiff hitched a ride to safety on a bus, to get a helping hand back to its stable.

A55 Easter traffic brought to a standstill as a horse ‘breaks down’  BBC News