Computer problems at Department of Licensing impact driver’s license services

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SEATTLE — A service that the Department of Licensing uses to issue new driver’s licenses was  down for several hours Thursday, meaning DOL offices statewide were unable to issue new driver’s licenses or new vehicle registrations.

DOL spokeswoman Christine Anthony said the computer glitch is not with the state, but with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. DOL offices could not issue new driver’s licenses or new vehicle registrations, but they were able to renew licenses and registrations.

Officials said at about 2:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon that all systems were back up. The cause of the glitch was unknown.

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