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LAKE GEORGE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation had hoped to keep Prospect Mountain Veteran's Memorial Parkway open through the Veterans Day weekend, but bad weather forced its closure Friday.

The agency announced that "icy conditions" and a forecast calling for below-freezing temperatures for the weekend, so it opted to close the highway a few days early.

Last weekend more than 1,850 people, including 170 veterans, did travel the parkway and enjoy the scenic views.

The 5.5-mile road up the mountain has three separate overlooks, dubbed The Narrows, Lake George and Eagle’s Eye, from which to enjoy the scenery of the Adirondack Mountains and Lake George. A shuttle runs from the parking lot at the end of the parkway to the 2,030-foot summit of Prospect Mountain.

— Don Lehman

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