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Dozens line up for DMV reopening in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- For the first time since March 17, DMV's across Illinois reopened to customers.

People formed two lines outside the building, one for license and ID renewals, the other for sticker renewals.

Nearly three dozen people waited outside when News 3 arrived Tuesday morning. The building itself held a maximum of 23 people.

Regina Spurlock, and her daughter Maggie, made the trip from Pinckneyville to renew the latter's ID. They were both in line for two hours when they spoke to News 3.

Angela Foster, and her son Adam, drove from Herrin and arrived to the DMV at around 7:45 a.m. They left the building around 10:45 a.m.

"He was getting his first permit and I had to get my name changed," Foster said.

Visitors at the DMV are required to wear a mask and once they're inside they'll get a number and stand six feet apart from other customers to follow social distancing guidelines.

From now until July 31, the DMV's main focus is on new drivers, vehicle transactions, and those with expired licenses and ID's.

Some services won't be available past 4 p.m. but it's unclear what those services may be.

Danny Valle

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