SEATTLE (AP) — The Seward Park swimming beach on Lake Washington will be closed for at least a day following a sewage spill Wednesday morning.

Seattle officials say the beach will be closed until test results are back from the lab. They are expected back Thursday afternoon.

Seattle Public Utilities say about 12,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the lake from an underground storage tank. The cause of the spill is under investigation.

The utility and the parks department decided to close the beach as a precaution because of the size of the spill.

 

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