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?

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