A vehicle has somehow ended up stranded on a rockface well away from the highway near the entrance to Yellowknife’s Niven subdivision.

On Thursday morning, a lone RCMP vehicle blocked one lane of the highway between Niven and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre as a recovery vehicle arrived.

By 7:10am a worker could be seen clearing debris from the vicinity of the beached car, which lay at a 45-degree angle on a rockface near a telephone pole – against the direction of traffic.

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It is not clear if anyone was injured, nor exactly what happened to leave the vehicle in an unlikely location, a significant distance from the road.

By 7:25am, the vehicle had been removed from the scene.

Cabin Radio contacted RCMP to ask if police were aware of any injuries resulting from this incident; whether the car had been abandoned by the time police arrived at the scene; whether anyone was being sought in connection; and whether anyone had reported actually seeing the incident take place.

In an emailed response, RCMP said: “Yellowknife RCMP received a call early Thursday morning of an abandoned vehicle off Highway 4 near Niven Gate. The vehicle has been removed from the location and an investigation is ongoing.”

A vehicle is seen beached on a rockface on a highway leading into Yellowknife on October 4, 2018
A vehicle is seen beached on a rockface on a highway leading into Yellowknife on October 4, 2018. Ollie Williams/Cabin Radio
A recovery vehicle and RCMP SUV wait beside a beached vehicle on a highway leading into Yellowknife on October 4, 2018
A recovery vehicle and RCMP SUV wait beside a beached vehicle on a highway leading into Yellowknife on October 4, 2018. Ollie Williams/Cabin Radio