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Driver's license system restored after outage

Posted at 2:39 PM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 09:26:48-04

UPDATE:  The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety says their computer system had been repaired.  All driver license and tag agencies will resume normal operations today.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety says a problem with computer hardware has disabled the system that renews driver's licenses and state ID cards.

The Oklahoman reports that a power outage on Sunday led to a statewide outage in the driver's license system at local tag agencies. The outage continued Tuesday, and officials don't know how long it will take to fix it.

Tag agency operator Kenny Skaggs says outages can be frustrating for both customers and tag agents. Skaggs says that when tag agents can't sell licenses, they see a dip in revenue and employees unable to work.

Public safety officials say that driving with an expired license is against the law and drivers whose licenses are expired will not receive any lenience because of the state computer problems.

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