In this Oct. 17, 2008, file photo, people wait at the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Bangor. Credit: Gabor Degre / BDN

The Bangor motor vehicles office closed briefly Tuesday morning after it lost heat.

The office, located at the Airport Mall on Union Street, reopened for indoor service at 1 p.m., according to Emily Cook, a spokesperson for the Maine secretary of state’s office, which oversees the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Road and skill exams were not affected by the morning closure, Cook said Tuesday.

That temporary closure came as a bitter cold gripped the state, with wind chills sending temperatures plummeting as low as the minus 30s.

High temperatures were forecast to range from below zero across the north to the low teens in the south.