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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- An Internet Travel company that received complaints after it steered travelers down a sometimes hazardous road in Utah has changed its Web site.

When people used expedia-dot-com to access the quickest route between Salt Lake City and Phoenix, it directed travelers to take a dirt road in Kane County.

The sheriff's office complained last month that travelers who followed the directions were getting stuck on Cottonwood Road.

Despite posting signs that the road was closed, travelers ignored the signs and heeded Expedia's directions.

Now the company has added a warning about Cottonwood Road to its Web site. It says the road may be closed or hazardous due to wet weather.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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