A power outage has shut down some operations at N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles offices around the state.
Officials with the DMV say the power outage occurred shortly after 11 a.m. at the headquarters building in Raleigh. The outage has affected computer systems used to conduct DMV services across North Carolina, according to Marge Howell, a spokeswoman for the department.
Howell said at mid-afternoon Thursday that “most of our offices are doing well.”
She said the DMV’s online operations -- such as ordering a replacement driver license or renewing vehicle registration -- are working properly. And she said DMV offices around the state also are able to handle many other functions.
However, she said, “There could be problems when the local DMV office has to contact our headquarters with a question.”
Howell said customers planning to visit DMV offices are urged to call ahead. Repair work is expected to continue through tonight, she said.
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