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Power outage disrupts DMV operations

Posted February 7, 2013 1:50 p.m. EST
Updated February 7, 2013 6:22 p.m. EST

— North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles services were disrupted Thursday by a power outage in its headquarters building in Raleigh, officials said.

The outage occurred shortly after 11 a.m., affecting computer systems used to conduct DMV services statewide. Repairs were expected to continue at least through Thursday night.

Agency spokeswoman Marge Howell said no major issues were reported at DMV offices across the state, and those offices can still provide most services.

Still, Howell said, customers to call their local DMV offices before trying to visit to ensure it's not experiencing any problems.

“We have been cautioning customers who need to go get a driver’s license renewed or a vehicle registration renewal completed to call ahead and make sure the office they want to go to is open and everything is running fine," she said.