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GPS leads Portland family to snowbound night in mountains

Associated Press

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. – A Portland family spent the night in their snowbound car in southern Oregon after following their GPS’s directions.

The Daily Courier reported that a husband, wife, 9-year-old child and their dog took Happy Camp Road up near Page Mountain Sno Park, 20 miles southeast of Cave Junction, only to become snowbound.

Lt. Travis Snyder of the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office says the route through Happy Camp is the most direct way to get to Willow Creek, where the family said they were headed, but it is not advised in the winter, since Josephine County Public Works doesn’t plow past the Sno Park.

Motorists are advised to be careful with GPS navigation in remote areas. Snyder says drivers should also consult standard maps and avoid lightly travelled roads.