Water main break closes Bangor Kmart an hour early Thursday

Posted Dec. 21, 2012, at 9:32 a.m.
Last modified Dec. 21, 2012, at 11:20 a.m.

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BANGOR, Maine — A department store here closed an hour early Thursday due to a water main break, but no customers were affected.

Don Cammack, construction supervisor at Bangor Water District, got the call from Kmart around 7:30 p.m. when the store’s private line broke.

Kmart is typically open until midnight during the holiday shopping season, but Cammack and store officials decided to close the store and shut the water supply down at 11 p.m. Thursday so crews could rectify the break.

Cammack said no shoppers were affected by the main break, and the store sustained no flooding damage. Crews were able to put what Cammack called a repair sleeve on Kmart’s private water line, and water was turned back on by 1 a.m. Friday.

No homes were affected by the break and there was no flooding in the store.