Outage disrupts Ohio driver's license bureau

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Service has been restored at more than 200 motor vehicle bureaus around Ohio. That's after a system for checking federal license information went down for nearly three hours today.

From 10:17 a.m. to 1:05 p.m., licensing sites in Ohio were unable to make checks necessary to issue commercial driver licenses and state IDs that can serve as identification in voting. A spokesman for the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators says the problem was widespread throughout the country.

Ohio Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Lindsay Komlanc says it's unclear how many people were affected the outage. It's been blamed on a large fiber-optic cable being cut somewhere in Texas.

Source: Associated Press