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DMV extends Westerly branch closure through Nov. 30 due to Town Hall construction

CRANSTON, R.I. R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles Administrator Walter R. Craddock announced today that the temporary closure of the Division's Westerly branch will be extended through Thursday, Nov. 30.

The DMV branch, located in Westerly Town Hall, at 45 Broad St., was forced to close in September due to the town's efforts to repair the elevator that services the Division's second-floor office. That work is taking longer than anticipated.

The branch is open one day per week, on Fridays, to service local customers. Under the regular Town Hall schedule, the Westerly branch would be closed Friday, Nov. 10 to mark Veterans Day and Friday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Westerly branch will reopen on Friday, Dec. 1.

To minimize the impact and to assist customers in the South County area, the DMV will continue an expanded office schedule at its Wakefield branch. The Wakefield branch is located at 4808 Tower Hill Road. The Wakefield office will remain open on Fridays until further notice.

The Wakefield branch can conduct all transactions available at the DMV's Westerly location. Customers who submitted special orders, including vanity plate and license plate remakes, will be able to pick up those items at the Wakefield branch. With the temporary change in operations, the Wakefield branch will be able to conduct dealer transactions one additional day each week.

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