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Driver's license offices to close for upgrades

(Justin Lewis, WTVA)
(Justin Lewis, WTVA)
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Updated: 8/23/2013 1:48 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- Nineteen driver's license offices in the state will be temporarily shut down at the end of business today.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety announced the move as part of a three-year modernization of the driver's license system.

North Mississippi cities affected by the closure include Amory, Booneville, Burnsville, Kosciusko, Louisville, Pontotoc, West Point and Winona.

The offices will remain closed until further notice.

Permanent driver's license stations in Batesville, Columbus, Corinth, Oxford, Philadelphia, Starkville and Tupelo are among 30 statewide that will remain open.

Visit the Department of Public Safety’s website for the addresses of the stations offering testing at www.dps.state.ms.us.

Testing by travel teams will resume as soon as possible.

 The complete system upgrade will be completed by fall of 2015.
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