Google Maps sending drivers on unpassable path to Solar Peaks – Kamloops Information
Caught with dangerous instructions
Picture: Google Maps
Two travellers have gotten caught this month following these dangerous instructions on Google Maps to Solar Peals Resort.
Police have been known as twice this month by drivers who adopted dangerous instructions into the mountains east of Solar Peaks.
Chase RCMP say they have been known as at 9:30 p.m. on Might 13 to assist a stranded motorist who had known as 911. The caller had been following Google Maps instructions to Solar Peaks and ended up misplaced at nighttime close to Cahilty Forest Service Highway in Adams Lake.
“Unsurprisingly, her Honda Match was not outfitted for the terrain she encountered. Fortunately, she circled earlier than she turned caught within the snow,” RCMP stated in a information launch, including police have been finally capable of find her and information her again to civilization.”
Then on Might 19 at 8:50 p.m., Chase RCMP have been known as to assist one other driver stranded in the identical space.
“This caller reported he was travelling from Calgary to Solar Peaks. Google Maps directed him to journey by forest service street from Adams Lake to Solar Peaks; he adopted these instructions exactly till his car obtained caught within the snow,” RCMP stated.
Officers have been making an attempt to find the household after they obtained an replace that the household had managed to free their car and have been backtracking their route.
The forest service street heading east from Solar Peaks to Adams Lake will not be satisfactory within the winter or spring on account of snow. Google Maps, nonetheless, nonetheless recommends it as a viable path to the resort from the Shuswap.