Lightning strike causes power outage, early closure at Cranston DMV office

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CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — The Cranston headquarters of the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles closed early on Friday after a partial power outage affected its air-conditioning system.

According to DMV spokesperson Paul Grimaldi, the power disruption at the Pastore Complex was caused by a lightning strike.

As a result, the DMV stopped taking new customers at 10:45 a.m.

People needing to conduct business at the DMV are asked to visit one of the agency’s branch offices.

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