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Nevada DMV repairing system after statewide crash

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A sign shows visitors to a local Nevada DMV office where to start their process in this undated image. (File/FOX5) A sign shows visitors to a local Nevada DMV office where to start their process in this undated image. (File/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The computers used to conduct day-to-day business at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles offices across the state are back up after a crash Friday morning.

Kevin Malone, spokesman for the DMV, said employees arrived for work and realized they could not access information from the main office in Carson City.

The crash also affected the agency's website and automated kiosks, Malone said. He said the only thing workers can do is schedule driving tests.

The agency posted a message on its Twitter page at 8:55 a.m. saying the computers were functioning again.

In response to the outage, the DMV said it scheduled a repair-related shutdown Friday at 8 p.m. The department noted its website, kiosks and vehicle identification database were expected to be down during the outage through 2 a.m. on Saturday.

A similar crash happened last Saturday morning, according to Malone.

According to a statement from the DMV, both crashes were caused by a water leak at the agency's server room, which triggered an automatic shutdown of the servers.

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