An accident on Peña Boulevard, a street prompting Denver International Airport, incited the application to take drivers on a bypass on Sunday.
In any case, it was unrealistic.
The backup way to go brought drivers down an earth street that downpour had transformed into a sloppy wreckage, and vehicles began sliding around.
A few vehicles couldn’t endure the mud, and around 100 others progressed toward becoming caught behind them.
Connie Monsees was en route to get her better half at the air terminal when she experienced the disaster area on Peña Boulevard.
“I thought ‘maybe there’s a detour’ and pulled it up on Google Maps, and it gave me a a detour that was half the time,” she said. “It was 43 minutes initially, and it was going to be 23 instead — so I took the exit and drove where they told me to.
“There were a bunch of other cars going down [the dirt road] too, so I said, ‘I guess it’s OK.’ It was not OK.”
Google said the street was not set apart 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.”
Fortunately, Monsees’ vehicle has all-wheel drive, and she had the option to get past the dilemma. She even gave two individuals a ride to the air terminal, and they had the option to get their flights.
“I tore up the front passenger wheel well liner,” Monsees said, including that others had it much more regrettable.
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