Nearly 100 drivers followed a Google Maps detour — and ended up stuck in an empty field

(CNN)Technology isn’t always foolproof, as about 100 Colorado drivers learned when Google Maps offered them a supposedly quick way out of a traffic jam.A crash on Peña Boulevard, a road leading to Denver International Airport, prompted the app to take drivers on a detour on Sunday.But it was too good to be true.The alternate route took drivers down a dirt road that rain had turned into a muddy mess, and cars started sliding around.Some vehicles couldn’t make it through the mud, and about 100 others became trapped behind them.

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