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DMV office closes today

An additional 44 driver license offices in central North Carolina will close by 3 p.m. today as Hurricane Florence nears the state.

North Carolina Division of Motor of Vehicles is operating under emergency conditions, which means road tests at offices in the projected path of Florence will be limited.

To protect the safety and well-being of the public and NCDMV employees, NCDMV driver license offices are being closed in areas most likely to be affected by Florence first. Other offices could be closed as Florence progresses inland.

Drivers who have appointments at affected driver license offices will be contacted to reschedule their appointments once regular services resume. Impacted offices included the one in Albemarle.

Many NCDMV services, including renewing driver licenses, ordering duplicate ID cards or renewing vehicle registrations, can be done online.

The main NCDMV call center, located in Bladen County, was closed yesterday because it is in the projected path of Florence. Calls are being directed to other areas of North Carolina, where call centers are operating with limited staff.

NCDMV offices could remain closed for several days, depending on the weather. Closures and changes to office hours can be found on the office locations page of the official NCDMV website at MyNCDMV.gov.

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