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Va. DMV will return to full operations Thursday

Rosalind Helderman

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) reports that the Virginia Deparment of Motor Vehicles will be fully operational on Thursday, more than a week after the agency was virtually shuttered by the failure of a computer storage drive at a warehouse south of Richmond.

State officials estimate up to 45,000 people have been unable to renew their drivers' licenses while computers have been down. The agency will extend its hours in coming days and weekends to process the backlog.

Officials reported Wednesday that the state's Department of Taxation was able to access taxpayer accounts and issue refunds and liens for the first time in seven days. In all, 26 agencies have been affected by the computer issues. Officials say network problems have been largely resolved though some agencies continue to grapple with minor problems.

"There are some lingering issues," said Chief Information Officer Sam Nixon.

According to the DMV, all 74 locations will be open until 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday to accommodate anticipated lines. The following DMV offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4: Abingdon, Alexandria, Charlottesville, Chesapeake, Chesterfield, Fair Oaks (open 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.), Hampton, Harrisonberg, Leesburg, Lynchburg, Richmond-Broad Street, Roanoke, Virginia Beach-Buckner, Woodbridge.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  September 1, 2010; 4:45 PM ET
Categories:  Robert F. McDonnell , Rosalind Helderman  
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But, but we don't WANT 'normal'!

How about efficient, accurate, expeditious, less frustration?

And more evening and less early hours of operation? Customer- not employee-convenience.

Posted by: perryneheum | September 1, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Today, the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia announced that he would be seeking rescission of the contract with Northrop Grumman, citing material breaches and misrepresentations by the contractor in bidding and maintaining the 2.4 billion dollar contract, and would further seek punitive damages in excess of seven and one-half billion dollars, based upon a trebling of damages under the RICO statutes.

BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA. No. We will extend the contract, give them a tax break for twenty years since they are moving their headquarters to Fairfax, with all of 300 jobs, and keep the DMV open for an hour, you dumb bunnies.

Posted by: RogerRamjet2 | September 1, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, Kenny Crotchwatcher, Batty General for the commondolts of Vagina. He'd rather worry about them unbornded fetuseses then do the business of the people

Posted by: RogerRamjet2 | September 1, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

We NEED "More Trains, Less Traffic"..

More trains, less dependence on DMV.

Independent Greens of Virginia Richmond Press Conference for Rail...

Posted by: CareyCampbell | September 1, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

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