South Portland firefighters say a gas leak forced an evacuation at the Maine Mall Sunday afternoon.
Lt. Robb Couture says a snow plow hit a gas line outside Ruby Tuesday around 1 p.m. Sunday. A mall employee who tried to contain the leak was taken to the hospital as a precaution, and the mall was evacuated.
Firefighters contained the leak, and shoppers and employees were let back into the building a short time later. The mall remained open for its regular business hours.