03/09/2015 01:34 EDT | Updated 05/09/2015 05:59 EDT

Driverless snowmobile causes traffic hazard on TCH

The RCMP in western Newfoundland had to tackle a unique traffic hazard on Monday when a snowmobile without a driver headed west on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Police said the machine's throttle somehow became stuck and ended up on the highway between Corner Brook and Deer Lake.

The RCMP said it was an "extreme traffic hazard," and advised motorists to be aware.

A few minutes later, a statement from police said the RCMP managed to stop the rogue snowmobile, using an unmarked police cruiser.