CSFD: White Powder found on roadway identified as Lye

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COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Fire Department has identified the white substance that was spilled down a street in Colorado Springs that caused closures as Lye.

Lye is a mineral used for washing or cleansing. It was found just north of the intersection of East Las Vegas Street and South Circle Drive.

Crews say a shipping company will be cleaning up the Lye. In the meantime, East Las Vegas Street will be closed in both directions until the road is cleared.

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