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Driver heading to Seattle gets stuck in mud after GPS leads them astray

Jun 1, 2023, 4:10 PM | Updated: Jun 27, 2024, 9:52 pm

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office rescued a stranded car at a reservoir after the driver’s GPS led them astray.

The driver was traveling from Las Vegas to Seattle, when the GPS directed the driver to a dirt road at Williams Reservoir, in Idaho.

The driver, who was in a Prius, became stuck in the mud and high-centered on the 609 2 track and required towing out of the area.

Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office posted this admonition on Facebook:
“When in doubt with what the GPS is telling you, we suggest you follow the road signs. There should be no dirt/or gravel roads you will need to take from Las Vegas to Seattle.”

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Driver heading to Seattle gets stuck in mud after GPS leads them astray