Massive iceberg on Newfoundland's Southern Shore attracts shutterbugs

It's an unusual sight on Newfoundland's Southern Shore highway: bumper-to-bumper traffic, packed along the side of the road.

And they're all there to get a closer look at a massive iceberg stuck in shallow water, just off the coast of Ferryland, on the Avalon Peninsula.

Over the Easter long weekend, resident Don Costello said the area was "swarming with people" taking photos of the iceberg.

"Good Friday it was pretty busy but Sunday it was really blocked out there too," Costello told CBC's St. John's Morning Show on Tuesday morning.

The highest point of the iceberg measures roughly 46 metres, Costello said. The iceberg has moved slightly and broken apart, but it doesn't look like it's going anywhere soon.

"It's not moving out of there unless this winds stay up for another while, because [the iceberg's] right in on the shallow ground," he said.

It might show an early and profitable start to the tourism season, but given the time of year, people coming in from out of town might have a hard time finding somewhere to eat.

"I met a couple of people and they were looking for somewhere to get a bowl of soup or a sandwich or something, and there's only two places here ... and they don't open until the 24th of May."

But that hasn't stopped people from going down to check out the sight for themselves.

Check out just a few of the photos people have shared.