BREAKING: Evacuation of Lake Pflugerville (Tx) guests, barrel with unknown material found in lake!
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — The City of Pflugerville has closed and evacuated guests from Lake Pflugerville due to a barrel of unknown material found in the lake.
The 55-gallon barrel drum was removed from the north shore of Lake Pflugerville, at 18216 Weiss Lane, around 3:30 p.m.
City crews discovered the barrel and contacted the Pflugerville Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety since the barrel was labeled and may contain hazardous materials.
“At this time there is no indication that the water supply is compromised, but as a precautionary measure we are taking steps to evacuate the lake, search for additional barrels and investigate the contents of the barrel found,” City Manager Brandon Wade said.