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Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's (ALEA) Driver License Division is currently experiencing a statewide network outage.
“Due to this outage, Driver License Examiners are unable to process any in-person Driver License transactions statewide, however, online services are still available,” ALEA tweeted Tuesday morning. “The restoration of the network is currently unknown. ALEA’s Driver License Division will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates accordingly.”
Amanda Wasden, a spokeswoman for ALEA, said the network outage is due to a line being cut.
“It is not related to the new LEADS system that was launched in April,” Wasden said.
The state temporarily shut down all its driver's license offices for a technology upgrade for a little over a week in April.
ALEA officials said in April the closure was to update a computer system that’s been used for almost 20 years.
Wasden didn’t respond to a question Tuesday morning about how much the April update cost.
UPDATE 2:40 p.m.:
ALEA tweeted out an update saying that the system "is currently functioning for both in-person and online services."
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