Created: 10/24/2013 3:55 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press
Two historic fire towers closed for more than 20 years could be reopened under a plan to help boost tourism in the Adirondacks.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation says restoring the Hurricane Mountain and St. Regis Mountain fire towers would allow full public access. The plans also call for interpretive materials on the towers' history.
If the projects go ahead, the restorations are expected to result in increased tourism in Essex and Franklin counties.
Both towers have been closed for more than 20 years. They're both listed on the state and national registers of historic places. That allows government officials to look at alternatives that would allow for their preservation.
The DEC is accepting public comment through Nov. 15.