Western NC Hazardous Weather Conditions Halt Road Tests, Force Reduced Hours at Some DMV Offices Friday, January 25, 2013

RALEIGH — Slick roadways have caused many DMV driver license offices to cancel road tests early this morning, and many are having to curtail operations because of hazardous weather in western North Carolina. In addition, several license plate agencies in western North Carolina have been forced to close due to Friday’s winter weather.

The driver license office in Marshall, located adjacent to the French Broad River, is experiencing severe icing and has closed for Friday. Express service at the Asheville driver license office on Patton Avenue will continue as long as possible. Limited service is available throughout the western part of the state and offices as far east as Morganton have halted road tests.

License plate agencies that are closing today include locations in Newland, Morganton, Hickory, North Wilkesboro, Yancey County, Pisgah Forest, Hayesville, Dobson, Franklin, Sylva, Spruce Pine, Mt. Airy, Rural Hall, Statesville, Clemmons, Elkin and Yadkinville.

As winter weather continues to move across the state, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles expects that other offices may be forced to close or reduce hours. Customers are advised to call their local DMV offices before driving to them. Offices are expected to open Monday on their regular schedules.

Driver license offices administer sign tests, written tests and road tests used to qualify applicants for a North Carolina driver license. License plate agencies register vehicles and issue vehicle titles. Office locations and phone numbers are available at www.ncdot.gov/dmv.


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