Q: Why isn’t Cold Spring on Google Street View?

A: Google’s Street View (google.com/streetview) allows you to stroll in Red Square, negotiate the curves of Lombard Street in San Francisco and even explore the Great Barrier Reef from your computer. But when “driving” through the village of Cold Spring, you can’t go west of Morris Avenue (Route 9D).

When visiting Main Street in Cold Spring on Street View, this is as far as you can go. (Google)

Google says such gaps are a “known issue,” and that its distinctive camera-equipped cars overlook some streets for various reasons, such as bad weather or road closings. It last took shots of Route 9D and Main Street (Route 301) in September 2012 and planned to film again in Dutchess and Putnam counties between March and November of this year.

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