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Cell Towers Along the Adirondack Northway, Revisited

If you recall from a couple of winters ago, there was tragedy on the I-87 (Adirondack Northway) as some motorists had died as a result of emergencies that happened on the Northway. These emergencies may have very well been averted if there was a way to call for help.

The background behind this is that the Northway used to have call boxes in order to call for help, but as cellular technology has come into place, the call boxes had been disabled. Within the Adirondack Park of New York State, the governing body, the Adirondack Park Agency, has been slow to allow for cell towers to be placed along the Northway in Warren and Essex Counties.

However, the Adirondack Park Agency has now given the go-ahead to Verizon to build cell towers along the Northway. Currently, they have the OK for three towers, out of a possible eleven towers that could be built.

The Times Union had an article in today's edition that can be found here.

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Editorial Staff said…
A lot of folks still die on the Northway up here all the time, they just are not downstaters with political clout.

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