Close Gas leak shuts down Columbia Street in Bangor Downtown Bangor gas leak shut down area surrounding Columbia St. Zach Blanchard, WLBZ 11:42 PM. EDT October 13, 2016 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — A gas leak in downtown Bangor shut down the area surrounding Columbia Street Thursday evening. Fire crews responded to the call around 5 p.m. after construction workers struck a gas line on Middle Street. Fire trucks blocked the road at Hammond Street. Crews on scene were able to quickly stop the leak and eventually repair the line. Officials tested for gas in surrounding buildings, and emergency crews cleared the scene within an hour. Copyright 2016 WLBZ CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS School Shocker: Teacher Drags Student (WGBA) NEWS CENTER Video Forecast NEWS CENTER Video Forecast Alleged abuse case highlights law loophole The Nottingham Galley shipwreck of 1710 Skowhegan buses vandalized over weekend 4-year-old found dead in pond in St. Albans Three people injured when car hits motorcycle in Orrington A special dog for a little boy UMaine freezes tuition for sixth year More Stories Goats in police cars eating veggies Apr 23, 2017, 11:00 a.m. Sanford firefighters deliver 'ambulance baby' roadside Apr 23, 2017, 6:52 p.m. Great Maine Bike Swap draws a crowd, encourages green travel Apr 23, 2017, 1:05 p.m.