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DMV warns drivers of long lines due to last-minute license renewals

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Drivers were warned to expect long lines at Department of Motor Vehicle offices on Tuesday.

It's due to a number of factors, including those who waited until Tuesday to complete renewals of licenses, identification cards and vehicle registrations. They'll face late penalties starting on Wednesday.

In addition to drivers seeking to complete renewals with extensions, it was also a three day weekend for the DMV.

"The lines have been excessive," said Alex Trujillo of Avon.

At 7:45 a.m. in Wethersfield, lines formed before the office opened. By 8:45 a.m., more than 200 people were in line.

"I knew there was going to be a huge line behind me so I came here with plenty of time," said Bill Ader of Southington. "That's why I was number 15 and the line went up around the corner out into the street."

"It's not surprising to me," said John Bengteson of Newington. "Just didn't feel like waiting for this long line. I figured I would try Enfield."

"I hope they've ironed out their process," Trujillo said.

The DMV said customers could go to AAA officers for license renewals or vehicle registrations online.

Two month extensions were granted to drivers while the DMV upgraded its computer systems. Those covered licenses that expired between Aug. 11 and Oct. 13.

The DMV said things have been going better and are continuing to work on reducing wait times.

For more information on online DMV services, click here.

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