Wethersfield DMV Closed Wednesday After Water Line Break

The Wethersfield Department of Motor Vehicles will remain closed Wednesday after a water line break flooded part of the building Monday afternoon, according to DMV spokesman Bill Seymour.

Administrative offices in the DMV were evacuated around 2:45 p.m. Monday after extreme cold caused a break in the water line, sending water into the DMV office at 60 State Street.

Employees were sent home and utility workers cut the power to the facility. The DMV was closed Tuesday and will be closed to the public again on Wednesday while crews continue repairing electrical problems and other issues stemming from the break.

Road and knowledge tests scheduled to take place at the Wethersfield location Wednesday have been canceled. Administrative hearings slated for Wednesday will be held as scheduled, according to Seymour.

The DMV is directing Wethersfield customers to the Enfield and New Britain offices for in-person license and registration transactions. Both locations will stay open throughout the week.

Residents can also visit AAA locations to renew or duplicate their licenses or identification cards.

The closest AAA offices are located at 70 East Main Street in Avon, 34 Shunpike Road in Cromwell, 109 Elm Street in Enfield, 1500G Pleasant Valley Road in Manchester, 17 Farmington Avenue in Plainville and 815 Farmington Avenue in West Hartford.

"We apologize to our customers for this inconvenience and we are working as quickly as possible with our contractors to restore service and customer operations," DMV Commissioner Andres Ayala Jr. said in a statement Monday night. "We ask for customers' understanding as we deal with this problem that cold weather can bring."

Customers are encouraged to check for updates on the DMV website and call 860-26305700 or 800-842-8222 to reschedule road tests.

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