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DMV network bug keeps hundreds waiting in line

November 15, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Dozens of DMV offices across California are being crippled by computer problems. That means the usually painful wait got even longer Monday for hundreds of people needing to take care of DMV business.

At the DMV in Van Nuys, the line stretch around the building. Customers waited for hours. DMV officials said soon after opening at 8 a.m., they suffered circuitry problems within their network system affecting about 40 offices statewide.

"I've been here since 7:30 a.m.," said Robert Lowe of Van Nuys. "We're going to order some pizza at around noon."

Some people tried reading pamphlets and books to pass the time.

By 11 a.m., DMV officials said the problem had been identified and they were working to fix it. However, they said customers could still face delays as they continue working on the problem.

The DMV network problem is expected to be completely fixed and running smoothly Tuesday.

For some people fed up with the three-day a month state-wide furloughs, which began in February 2009 and ended this month, Monday's DMV network hiccup is just another inconvenience they're tired of dealing with.


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