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News Release

Contact: Kevin R. Malone
1399 American Pacific Dr.
Henderson, Nevada 89014
Office: (702) 486-1311
Pager: (702) 598-8926


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 1999
NEWS FROM: Motor Vehicle Division 99-155

DMV Shortens Las Vegas Hours

Customers Still Asked to Use Alternatives to DMV Office Visits

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety has announced two Las Vegas offices will be closing earlier than usual this week.

The DMV offices at 8250 West Flamingo Rd. and 2701 East Sahara Ave. will close at 5:30 p.m. instead of 7:00 p.m. today through Friday September 17th. Both offices will open at their normal hour of 7 a.m. each day, and will also offer their normal Saturday hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The early closures are necessary due to continuing difficulties with the DMV's new Project Genesis computer system. Project Genesis is continuing to find and correct flaws in the system on a daily basis.

In the meantime, Nevada motorists are being asked to avoid DMV office visits if at all possible through the month of September. Motorists who face an immediate deadline such as registration expiration must get these transactions completed. Anyone who is not against such a deadline should postpone their transactions or look into alternatives. Some alternatives are outlined below:

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