WILMINGTON -- There was a massive statewide shut-down at the Department of Motor Vehicles today. The DMV stopped issuing driver licenses and ID cards because of an overloaded computer system. The DMV can be a frustrating place. Add a bogged-down system and that makes for plenty of unhappy customers. Employees at the Market Street DMV say from the very first customer Monday morning, the computer system just wasn't working properly. After a call to Raleigh they heard about the national system being down. By halting issuances in North Carolina, the DMV hopes to help the national system recover. In the meantime, people needing to get or renew licenses and ID cards just need to wait. Rebecca King was trying to renew her license. She said, "It's just aggravating that I pretty much rearranged my entire day like I said, to come out here and get my license renewed. It's irritating but there's nothing really much I can do about it now." Homer Tuazon was also renewing his license. He said, "It's a little frustrating because I tired to get off early from work today and come to find out there's nothing I can do for now." There's no word yet on when the system will be up and running again. If you need to go to the DMV, call ahead to ask if the system is working.
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