During snowstorms, navigation apps and systems sometimes lead drivers down the wrong path.
During snowstorms, navigation apps and systems sometimes lead drivers down the wrong path — to less traveled side streets or remote roads that are routinely the last ones to see a snow plow.
Shortcuts can be real time-savers in good weather, allowing drivers to circumvent traffic congestion on thoroughfares. But during heavy snowfall, a shortcut might leave you stranded and waiting for help for hours. That’s what happened to a number of Oregon drivers earlier this month. (To view a video about one family's experience, click on the photo or link below the headline.)
If you ever find yourself stranded or stalled during a snowstorm, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers this advice: