Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file][/caption]Operations at the two Department of Motor Vehicles offices in Broome County were curtailed by an electrical problem in Albany.


Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file][/caption]Sharon Exley in the Broome County Clerk's Office said the trouble was linked to a "significant power outage" at the DMV central office.

Exley said no license-related transactions could be processed Wednesday because of the electrical issue. She said the problem affected DMV transactions statewide.

New licenses, license renewals and identification cards could not be processed because of the power outage.

The camera system used to take photos for licenses and IDs was out of service.

According to the state DMV website, some phone and other services also were affected.

Exley said other DMV-related transactions were taking place normally. She said the offices on Chenango Street in Binghamton and Washington Avenue in Endicott remained open.

UPDATE: Late Wednesday afternoon, County Clerk Richard Blythe reported the DMV camera system was operational. In an email, he said he expected Thursday will be a "normal" but "busy day."

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