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Vehicles left in ‘muddy mess of a field’ after Google Maps offered a short cut to Denver airport

‘There was probably a hundred cars out!’: Dozens of vehicles left in ‘muddy mess of a field’ after Google Maps offered drivers a short cut to Denver airport

  • Connie Monsees, a Highlands Ranch native, used her Google maps app to divert around a traffic jam on Pena Boulevard on Sunday
  • She soon wound up on the muddy off-road
  • Monsees explained that the route was ‘a muddy mess of a field’ because of the rain that hit the area all weekend 
  • Luckliy, Monsees had all-wheel drive and was able to maneuver around the slippery road
  • Her vehicle quickly became a hot commodity as a result and two strangers asked her for a ride to the airport
  • The ride took Monsees three and a half hours but would have normally taken her just an hour and a half for the round-trip   

Dozens of vehicles struggled through a ‘muddy mess’ of a road on Sunday after they followed directions from Google Maps that offered a short cut to the Denver International Airport. 

Connie Monsees, a Highlands Ranch native, used her Google maps app to divert around a traffic jam on Pena Boulevard on Sunday. She soon wound up on the muddy off-road. 

‘It eventually took me to a road that…became dirt,’ Monsees explained on an ABC News podcast.. ‘I was not the only one, there was probably a hundred cars out there.’ 

 

Connie Monsees, a Highlands Ranch native, used her Google maps app to divert around a traffic jam on Pena Boulevard on Sunday. She soon wound up on the muddy off-road in even more traffic

Monsees explained that the route was ‘a muddy mess of a field’ because of the rain that hit the area all weekend. She added that cars kept getting stuck as they tied to move. 

Luckliy, Monsees had all-wheel drive and was able to maneuver around the slippery road. Her vehicle quickly became a hot commodity as a result. 

‘This man walked by my car and said, “Are you going to the airport?” And I said, ‘I am,” she continued. ‘He got in the car with me because the car he was in was not going to make it.’ 

Monsees explained that the route was 'a muddy mess of a field' because of the rain that hit the area all weekend. She added that cars kept getting stuck as they tied to move

Monsees explained that the route was ‘a muddy mess of a field’ because of the rain that hit the area all weekend. She added that cars kept getting stuck as they tied to move

Luckliy, Monsees had all-wheel drive and was able to maneuver around the slippery road. Her vehicle quickly became a hot commodity as a result and two strangers asked her for a ride to the airport

Luckliy, Monsees had all-wheel drive and was able to maneuver around the slippery road. Her vehicle quickly became a hot commodity as a result and two strangers asked her for a ride to the airport

Monsees picked up an Uber passenger and quickly got the two people to the airport. 

She said: ‘We made it out and they both made their flights. It was just incredible though.’ 

The ride took Monsees three and a half hours but would have normally taken her just an hour and a half for the round-trip. She doesn’t blame Google, however.

‘They, as far as they knew, they took us to a good spot. But I think as a society we…are too wrapped up in trying to just do things quick,’ she said. 

In a statement, Google shared that it factors the ‘size of the road and the directness of the route’ when figuring out driving routes. 

‘While we always work to provide the best directions, issues can arise due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather,’ a spokesperson added. ‘We encourage all drivers to follow local laws, stay attentive, and use their best judgement while driving.’  

In a statement, Google shared that it factors the 'size of the road and the directness of the route' when figuring out driving routes

In a statement, Google shared that it factors the ‘size of the road and the directness of the route’ when figuring out driving routes

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