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Liquor stores in many parts of Utah closed for earthquake inspection

From Logan to Draper and Heber City to Tooele
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Posted at 11:30 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 13:30:16-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- — Utah State Liquor Stores from Logan to Draper and from Heber City to Tooele will be closed all day Wednesday in order to check for structural damage due to the 5.7 earthquake that struck Utah and following aftershocks.

According to a news release from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, several stores did experience broken bottles falling from the shelves and racks.

All stores in the earthquake zone will be closed until inspectors can guarantee safety.

Stores in Utah County, Vernal, Moab, Price, Cedar City, Hurricane and St. George will remain open at normal hours.

The DABC warehouse is closed Wednesday due to broken bottles and a broken sprinkler line.

No injuries have been reported by DABC employees.

Beginning Thursday, March 19, and continuing for two weeks, all Utah State Liquor Stores will maintain shorter hours, opening at noon and closing at 7 p.m.

This is due to staff shortages during the COVID-19 restrictions.

These store hours will be re-evaluated at the end of the two week period.