Virus kills driver’s license operations |

Virus kills driver’s license operations

DENVER ” Colorado workers won’t be able to issue driver’s licenses or identification cards for the rest of the week because of a virus in the computer system used by license offices statewide.

The virus first hit the computers Friday, and computer experts on Tuesday decided that the best fix would be “fresh software”, said Diane Reimer, spokeswoman for the Department of Revenue’s Motor Vehicle Business Group. The problem is expected to be repaired by Monday.

“Everything has been focused on getting the system back up and running,” Reimer said.

The state’ 59 motor vehicle offices, including the one in Summit County at the County Commons, will give 30-day extension stickers to people whose licenses are about to expire and will continue to offer written and driving tests.

Reimer said workers need the rest of the week to input 4.5 million documents into the license system. She said there was no sign that any data was lost because of the virus.

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