Burst pipe shuts down Central Street business in Bangor

Posted Jan. 04, 2014, at 1:10 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A burst water pipe in a downtown business briefly shut down Central Street on Saturday morning, according to the fire department.

The Rock & Art Shop, located at 36 Central St., closed for the day, according to information on its Facebook page.

The Bangor Fire Department was called about 10:10 a.m. to the buildings owned by WBRC Architects and Engineers at 36-44 Central St., according to Assistant Fire Chief Darrell Cyr.

Firefighters found a burst pipe on the second floor that was causing water to flow downstairs into the Rock & Art Shop. Cyr said the pipe was on an outside wall of WBRC’s offices. It most likely froze and burst due to the frigid temperatures.

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In addition to damaging merchandise in the shop, it soaked a rug in the offices.

Firefighters were on the scene for less than hour, Cyr said.

Damage estimates were not available Saturday.

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