Google Maps Leads 100 Drivers To Muddy Field Instead Of Airport

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

When all else fails, Google Maps is there to point you in the right direction.

Which is what 100 Denver drivers thought as they headed to the airport. Each relied on Google Maps to help them avoid an accident on the road to DEN.

The trusted app responded by leading the drivers along a detour, as expected.

Questions arose as the alternate route took drivers down a dirt road that rain had turned into a slippery, muddy mess. Some vehicles had difficulty navigating in the muck, and about 100 others became trapped behind them. 

And no airport in sight.

In a statement, Google says it takes "many factors into account when determining driving routes, including the size of the road and the directness of the route. 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."    

Would that good judgment include not relying on Google Maps?

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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