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Nearly 100 Drivers Followed a Google Maps Detour, Ended Up Stuck In An Empty Field

Friday June 28, 2019. 01:00 AM , from Slashdot
A crash on Pena Boulevard, a road leading to Denver International Airport, prompted Google Maps to take about 100 drivers on a detour on Sunday. 'The alternate route took drivers down a dirt road that rain had turned into a muddy mess, and cars started sliding around,' reports CNN. 'Some vehicles couldn't make it through the mud, and about 100 others became trapped behind them.' From the report: Google said the road was not marked as private. 'We take many factors into account when determining driving routes, including the size of the road and the directness of the route,' the company said in a statement. 'While we always work to provide the best directions, issues can arise due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather. We encourage all drivers to follow local laws, stay attentive, and use their best judgment while driving.'

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