Coeur d'Alene Police and firefighters responded to a crash at the Safeway building at 1035 N. 3rd St. They believe the driver of a vehicle crashed into the building, hitting the main gas line. The driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence.
Officers closed the surrounding streets to traffic and evacuated residential homes in the immediate vicinity. Avista also responded to contain the gas leak. Traffic southbound on 3rd St. was diverted east or west onto Harrison. 4th St. remained open to normal traffic.