Cheyenne residents are being advised not to use Lake Absarraca after a Friday night accident on nearby Interstate 25 caused diesel fuel to spill into the lake.

Calls to the Wyoming Highway Patrol to get details on the accident were not immediately returned.

But tracks at the scene of the accident and damage to a fence between I-25 and the lake made it appear as though a truck may have run off of the northbound lane of I-25 and crashed through the fence.

A handful of people appeared to be working on one corner of the lake, and the spill did not appear to be covering most of the lake. A release from the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities [BOPU]  on Saturday morning said the BOPU and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality were working to clean up the spill.

Roads leading into the lake area were closed on Saturday morning.

Doug Randall, Townsquare Media
Doug Randall, Townsquare Media


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