Driver strikes gas line at Bangor Salvation Army

Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 11:58 AM EDT
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A gas leak on Broadway in Bangor has been contained after a joint effort between Bangor Fire, Police, and Bangor Gas.

Calls came in just before 10:30 a.m. Monday for a car that struck the gas line at the Salvation Army.

Officials say this was due to an accidental mix-up of the brake and gas pedal.

No injuries were reported, and we’re told it only took 45 minutes to get the situation under control.

“We’ll just lock it up for today. We sent everybody home for today just for their safety. You know, we didn’t know how long it was gonna take, and I didn’t want to put a timetable on them, so we let everybody go home, and we’ll be opened again tomorrow,” said Maj. William Thompson, Bangor Salvation Army.

The building was evacuated and then ventilated to ensure it was safe to enter.