BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles re-opened eight of its 30 locations Wednesday and there were long lines to get in in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
All locations were shut down Monday and Tuesday. The offices in Boston-Haymarket, Brockton, Plymouth, Worcester, Lawrence, Fall River, Springfield and Pittsfield were open for business Wednesday morning, but the wait was extremely long to get inside all of them.
The state is asking that only customers with immediate needs come to those locations.
Road tests for permit holders are still postponed at all RMV locations through at least Friday, March 20. There is also a 60-day deadline extension for drivers who have personal credentials expiring in March and April.
The RMV limited the amount of people inside because the coronavirus. Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said customers should expect longer waits.
“Six in at a time,” said Donna Carey of Hanson. “Three hours I was here.”
Outside, people were also told to spread out for social distancing.
“It’s a little deceiving when you go on the website and it says there is a six minute wait,” said Monet Ryan of Kingston, who was helping his son register his first car. “You don’t really expect to come here and find this.”
Plenty of services can still be done online and AAA also offers select RMV services to its members.