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.