UPDATE: Network back up. Outage caused delays at DMVs across nation, including Tennessee


UPDATE: The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators says its systems are back up. The cause of the outage is not known.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A national network outage put Tennessee Driver Services offline across the state.

Between 10 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators network that connects motor vehicle agencies across the United States to each other and to various verification services experienced an outage. 

“During this time, there was no ability to process messages that support transactions of driver licenses and motor vehicle titles,” Wes Moster, a spokesperson with the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security for which Drivers Services is a part of, said.

“This outage prevented a number of motor vehicle agencies from issuing driver licenses and vehicle titles during that time.”

The network briefly came back on around 12:20 p.m. but went off again around 1:30 p.m. for another hour.

AAMVA said their systems are back up and they are beginning a root cause analysis to determine the cause of the outage soon.

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