Hollister DMV among those impacted by computer outage

Outage that began on Monday continued into Tuesday, though the local DMV is still providing drive tests, helping with paperwork and answering customer's questions

The Hollister Department of Motor Vehicles office is one of more than 100 statewide that has been impacted by what the DMV termed a "major computer outage on October 24, 2016 impacting offices around the state."

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the DMV reported that Hollister was still among the branches impacted by the outage. The local DMV is located at 80 Sally St. The 2:30 p.m. update showed that Hollister's DMV branch was still in the dark, computer-wise.

"Crews have been working all night to rebuild the system and get offices back up and running," the DMV said in a statement on its website. "The offices that are still down will continue providing drive tests, making return appointments, helping with paperwork, and answering customer’s questions. The department wants to remind customers that DMV online services are still available and apologizes for any inconvenience this issue has caused."

According to the Orange County Register, just 68 of the state's 173 DMV offices were not affected by what officials called a "catastrophic" hardware failure.

Here is a link to the DMV computer outage announcement that the agency said will be updated as branches return to normal operations: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/about/field_office_outage_update.

Adam Breen

Adam Breen has been a San Benito County resident since 1980 and graduated from Sacred Heart School and San Benito High School before earning a bachelor's degree from California State University, Fresno. A father of two sons, Adam has taught newspaper, English and yearbook at SBHS for the past decade, after six years as a magazine editor for Santa Clara University. He previously was editor of the Hollister Free Lance and content director for BenitoLink.