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DMV Systems Down Statewide, Return to Service Time Unknown

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Already burdened by the need to meet customer demands on a reduced schedule and budget, the California DMV's computerized systems went down this morning statewide, leaving people waiting, unsure when they will be able to get back up and running. The outage was experienced firsthand by LAist's Andy Sternberg, who was told the return to service time could be anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. Tipster Joel Epstein emailed us from a AAA office, 55 minutes into his wait, while folks from all over the state are voicing dismay via Twitter about the inconvenience.

The DMV system went down statewide just a few weeks ago, prompting an outage lasting until 2:14 p.m. In these situations the DMV often can handle some paperwork, but otherwise re-books appointments for those who are left waiting.