A Google Maps blunder near a Colorado airport left more than 100 drivers seeking a detour stranded in the middle of a muddy field.
After o crash on a road leading to Denver International Airport, the Google app suggested a quick way out to drivers suggesting them a detour route.
Trusting their GPS service the drivers took the alternate route which landed them down on a dirt road that had turned into a slick, muddy mess from a recent bout of rain.
Blocking the road entirely, several cars began to skid and sink into the mud and about 100 others became trapped behind in the middle of the wide-open Colorado which has a diverse landscape of arid desert, river canyons and snow-covered Rocky Mountains.
Meanwhile, Google acknowledged the situation but said that the roads were not marked off as private roads and weather conditions can sometimes make the GPS unreliable.
In a statement released by the company, Google said that “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.”