Woman follows Google Maps along closed road, into water


A woman's car became stuck in water after she continued to travel down a road closed for flooding.

FOREST GROVE, Oregon - A woman in Forest Grove followed the route Google Maps laid out for her -- down a closed road marked with signs -- into water.

The woman’s car became stuck in the water of flooded SW Fernhill Road -- and was pushed by the Tualatin River’s current, according to Forest Grove Fire and Rescue.

Officials said the road had signs clearly stating the road was closed.

Workers from NW Natural Gas saw her submerged car and called 911, according to fire officials.

The woman made it out safe, without injury. Police took her to a nearby McDonald’s and waited with her there until someone picked her up.

‘If you come across a flooded roadway (whether it says it’s closed or not), turn around – don’t drown!’ wrote Forest Grove Fire and Rescue over Facebook.