Mysterious Roadside Cameras in Upstate New York [VIDEO]
Imagine driving down the road and seeing a camera enclosed in a gray box and trained right on your car. That’s exactly what you’ll encounter on some roads in New York’s North Country of St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties. WWNY-TV investigated and National Grid, who owns the polls that house the cameras, won’t say who put them up and for what purpose.
A follow up report reveals the cameras are license plate readers and are used in the fight against cross-border smuggling. However, no government agency has claimed responsibility for posting and monitoring the cameras.
Below is a Google Map image of Route 56 in Norwood.
Have you see these cameras during your travels in the North Country?