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Church Announces Partial Closure of Draper Temple

The Church will partially close the Draper Temple beginning in September to fix a condensation problem with its windows. With the Jordan River Temple closed for extensive renovation as of February, that leaves two temples in the Salt Lake Valley that are undergoing updates.

Beginning in September, the Draper Temple will be closed four days of the week for a ten week period while repairs are made. Since temples are not open on Sundays, that leaves only two days a week that patrons can visit the temple.

"The Draper Temple will be closed Monday through Thursday from Sept. 1 through Nov. 15 for routine maintenance and to repair condensation issues with the windows," Kristen Howey, spokeswoman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told theDeseret News. "The temple will be open on Fridays and Saturdays—its busiest days—throughout this period to allow patrons to continue temple work."

For those who attend the Draper Temple, the Oquirrh Mountain Temple and Mount Timpanogos Temple are the nearest temples and will remain open during the renovation period. Go to LDS.org to find a list of their sessions and times.

Lead image fromLDS.org.