Motorists travelling on an Auckland motorway were told to keep an eye out for a dog on the run today.

One electronic sign near the Te Irirangi Drive off-ramp in Manukau warned drivers: "Dog ahead reduce speed now."

A police spokeswoman confirmed a canine was reportedly on the Southern Motorway at about 2pm.

Animal control was called to locate and capture the problematic pooch, she said.

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