So much for modern technology.
According to KMGH-TV, about 100 Colorado drivers who used Google Maps to avoid traffic near the Denver airport Sunday ended up in a sticky situation – literally – when the app led them onto a muddy private road.
Dozens of drivers used Google Maps to try to get around a crash on Peña Blvd. on Sunday.— Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) June 26, 2019
Instead, they found themselves in a bit of a quagmire.https://t.co/8coQ6sse5G pic.twitter.com/pgJE408fMW
One of the drivers, Connie Monsees, told the news station that she took the detour onto East 64th Avenue in Aurora after a wreck snarled traffic on Pena Boulevard.
Soon, she found herself on a dirt road.
"My thought was, 'Well, there are all these other cars in front of me, so it must be OK,' so I just continued," she told KMGH.
To make matters worse, weekend rains had transformed the dirt into mud. As a result, several cars slid or got stuck, Monsees said.
Monsees told CNN that she was able to escape the mess – and give two less fortunate travelers a lift – because her vehicle has four-wheel drive.
"The question is why did Google send us out there to begin with?" Monsees told KMGH of the road, which is privately owned, according to Aurora and Denver officials.
In a statement to ABC News, Google said it takes "many factors into account when determining driving routes."
"While we always work to provide the best directions, issues can arise due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather," the statement said. "We encourage all drivers to follow local laws, stay attentive, and use their best judgment while driving."
The company also said the road had not been listed as private, CNN reported.
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