DMV says driver's license services restored at all branches

Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles

The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles said Thursday that driver's license services have been restored at all branches.

"DMV is back to full operation this morning," the state said in a tweet.

Driver's licenses were unavailable Wednesday because of a data communications failure with a vendor.

"Technicians working overnight identified and repaired the source of yesterday’s disruption of licensing services at the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles," the DMV said in a statement.

A spokesman said a telecommunications router failed, severing a connection between the DMV and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, which operates the national motor-vehicle registry data center servicing all 50 states.

Other services remained available at the DMV.

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