Seward Park beach closed after Lake Washington sewage spill

Park to remain closed at least until test results are back, Thursday afternoon

Seattle’s Seward Park swimming beach has been ordered closed following a large sewage spill Wednesday morning into Lake Washington.

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Public Utilities made the decision to close the park based on the size of the spill, estimated at about 12,000 gallons. The park will remain closed at least until test results are back from the lab, tomorrow afternoon.

The cause of the spill, from a city sewage storage facility, is under investigation.

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