Google Maps Points Colorado Motorists To Muddy Detour About 100 cars caught in traffic near Denver's airport used Google Maps to find a detour. The alternate route lead drivers to a dirt road. Rain had turned the dirt to mud and drivers got stuck.
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Google Maps Points Colorado Motorists To Muddy Detour

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Google Maps Points Colorado Motorists To Muddy Detour

Google Maps Points Colorado Motorists To Muddy Detour

Google Maps Points Colorado Motorists To Muddy Detour

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About 100 cars caught in traffic near Denver's airport used Google Maps to find a detour. The alternate route lead drivers to a dirt road. Rain had turned the dirt to mud and drivers got stuck.

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. Connie Monsees was driving to the airport in Denver, but a car wreck had blocked the road. So she pulled up Google Maps, and good news - a detour was available. An exit led her to a dirt road, but that road had turned to mud because of rain, and she was stuck. About a hundred other cars had also followed Google Maps into the muck. Connie was finally able to extricate her car and kindly took some of the other stuck drivers to the airport too.

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