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Valley businesses suffering air conditioning headaches

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As the searing heat continues, air conditioning problems are starting to surface in the Valley. On Monday, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office on West Flamingo had to close after an air conditioner malfunction.

"The West Flamingo DMV has two air conditioners, and one of the air conditioners went out," said DMV spokesperson Kevin Malone.

The outside air temperature was 111 degrees when the decision was made to shut down operations.

"We decided to close the office right as the temperature was reaching 100 degrees inside," said Malone.

The closing of the office was frustrating for people like Amadi Coark, who showed up hoping to get his first driver permit. Joseph Iovine got to the DMV, got a number and figured it would take about an hour to be called. When he returned, the office was closed.

"It must be hot in there. I can only imagine," Iovine said.

The plan is for the West Flamingo branch to open Tuesday at 8 a.m.

"If the air conditioning isn't operating, we'll see how the day goes, but we're hoping to have something in place to cool down the building until permanent repairs can be made," said Malone.

At Stein Mart on West Sahara, customers and staff have been enduring no air conditioning since last Tuesday. A manager told FOX5 copper tubing for their air conditioning system was stolen last week, and she hopes to have their air conditioning back within a few days.

The forecast suggests the excessive heat will last until Thursday

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