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.