LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Officials Tuesday were working to fix a “major computer outage” at Department of Motor Vehicles offices across the Southland and statewide.
Customer transactions at dozens of DMV field offices were impacted by the outage, including offices in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Compton, El Monte, Fullerton, and Thousand Oaks.
Any DMV offices affected “will continue providing drive tests, making return appointments, helping with paperwork, and answering customer’s questions”, a DMV spokesperson confirmed.
Online services on the DMV website did not appear to be affected, officials said.
Customers at local DMV offices were perplexed Tuesday by the lack of the usual lines.
A message posted at the top of the website read: “Multiple DMV field offices are experiencing technical difficulties that may affect customer transactions. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.”
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the outage was linked to a massive cyber attack last week on server farms of a key Internet firm that repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter, Netflix and PayPal.
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