If you need a driver's license in Wichita, be ready for a drive — and a longer wait.
The Wichita office of the Department of Motor Vehicles closed its office again Wednesday because of an internet outage, directing customers to its Andover and Derby locations.
It's the second day in a row Wichita's only driver's licensing office, near 21st and Amidon, has been closed.
"The Twin Lakes driver’s license and tax offices are currently unable to process customers because of an internet outage originating with the utility provider," Kansas Department of Revenue spokeswoman Rachel Whitten said Tuesday.
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The Twin Lakes office is serviced by AT&T, which was not available for comment Tuesday or Wednesday morning.
Workers from Twin Lakes were moved to the Andover and Derby locations — each about 25 minutes from the Wichita office — Tuesday to handle the increased traffic to the suburban branches, Whitten said.
"We ask customers to visit those locations as we await restored internet service," she said.
People wanting to get or renew a license should expect a bit longer wait than usual at the other locations.
"Summer is a very busy season," Whitten said, "because new drivers are graduating from driver's education and going in to get their licenses, among other factors. Our examiners are working hard to serve the customers as quickly as possible."
The Andover, Derby and Wichita locations' phones registered busy all day Tuesday, and no one from the Sedgwick County branches was available for comment Wednesday morning.
Whitten said she did not know when the Twin Lakes office's internet service would be repaired or whether it would be open by Thursday.
The Andover office is at 640 N. Andover, near Central and Andover. The Derby office is at 620 N. Rock, near Madison and Rock. Both offices close at 4:45 p.m.