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Technical Difficulties Caused Temporary Closures of Select California DMV Locations

first_img , KUSI Newsroom , KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsEL CAJON (KUSI) – If you’re heading to the DMV, there’s a good chance it’ll take most of your day. Wait times have doubled- even tripled in some parts of California. Getting there early to avoid the lines didn’t help much Monday morning.Shortly after opening their doors, the Department of Motor Vehicles in El Cajon temporarily closed up shop for part of the morning due to technical difficulties. Some people turned around and left. Others didn’t want to call it quits.It’s probably not the way you want to start your Monday. Folks woke up at the break of dawn to beat the long lines at the DMV Monday morning.“The line is really far away already,” said Julea Osorno, Resident of El Cajon.“The DMV is always frustrating because of it’s archaic system,” said Robert Velaso, Resident of Santee. “Eventually they’re going to catch up with the times.”Their strategy was to get there earlier than the next person, like Robert Velaso and his son. They showed up at 9:15 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m. appointment.“Expect the unexpected and be patient,” said Velaso.Things at the DMV took an unexpected turn. This time it was not the lines. It was the system.“They just said the system got shut down completely and they said we have to wait,” said Alex Torres, Resident of El Cajon. “It was pretty horrible.”The DMV said multiple DMV field offices, including the El Cajon branch, experienced technical difficulties that affected customer transactions. Customers said the DMV stopped letting anyone in at around 8:30 this morning.The people waiting in line thought the worst.“I was mad because I wanted to take my written test and I studied really hard for it, so I was bummed,” said Karissa Kaye, Resident of East County. “I thought they weren’t going to let me in.”“When you take a day off of work, you want to take care of the one thing you needed to do,” said Velaso.Some people turned around and left because they thought the DMV was calling it a day.Others didn’t give up. They had every intention of waiting it out, no matter how long it took.“We don’t have a choice,” said Osorno. “We needed the license or car renewal, so you know, whatever we have to do in this place, we don’t have a choice.”“If it wasn’t back up when we came, it would have been a bummer because I would have had to take another day off this week, but luckily we got everything done,” said Velaso.The office in El Cajon was back up and running a few hours later by 10 a.m. The people walking out of the DMV that had the chance to take care of business said it was well worth the wait.“We came in there and took his test, took a picture,” said Velaso. “This was the quickest the DMV has ever been. Ever.”Some of the field offices in San Diego County were also impacted. This includes the field offices in Rancho San Diego, San Diego Normal, San Marcos and the San Marcos Industry Business Center.Folks with the DMV apologized for any inconvenience this may have caused customers and they appreciated their patience. They said they’re still looking into the cause, but believe this was an isolated incident. Posted: August 6, 2018 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter August 6, 2018 Technical Difficulties Caused Temporary Closures of Select California DMV Locationslast_img

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