Snow Plow Hits a Gas Line at the Maine Mall 

People visiting the Maine Mall had an abrupt end to their shopping today.Officials say the mall was evacuated for an hour this afternoon because of a gas leak.Lt. Robb Couture of the South Portland Fire Department said a snow plow truck struck a gas line outside the mall, but that the leak was contained.Shoppers were allowed back in the mall at 2:00 pm.