- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Department of Motor Vehicles says it expects field offices around the state to soon be operating normally after what it calls a “catastrophic” computer failure.

The DMV said Tuesday that crews rebuilt the system after the outage began Monday due to a hardware failure. Officials said the computers were not hacked or targeted.

The department says its offices should be operating normally by Wednesday morning.

Driver license and vehicle registration services were affected. But offices without computer services were still providing driving tests, making appointments for customers to return, helping with paperwork, and answering customers’ questions.

The DMV advised drivers to check www.dmv.ca.gov or call 1-800-777-0133 to see if their local field office was affected. The department’s online services were not harmed.

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