BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A nationwide outage Monday stopped Marylanders from being able to upgrade to the new REAL ID for hours as the deadline to do so nears.
The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration said the outage involved a network that connects each state’s motor vehicle agency systems together.READ MORE: Scott Invites Hogan To Baltimore After Governor Calls For "Comprehensive Update" On City's Violent Crime Plan
While the system was down, MVA said driver’s license transactions requiring electronic verification were not available. Customers were still able to prevent REAL ID documents without renewing their licenses.
As of 2 p.m., the system was back up and running.READ MORE: With City Council's Ear, Baltimore Residents Urge Cuts To Police Budget Ahead Of Vote
MVA said customers who arrived during the outage were given fast passes to come back later in the day.
People who plan to board flights or access federal government facilities will need a REAL ID by October 1.MORE NEWS: Black Bear Sighting Causes Brief Scare At Westminster High School
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