DMV spokeswoman Marge Howell said Friday the outage was expected to continue for the entire day. The building on New Bern Avenue first lost power Thursday morning.
Howell said services such as routine license renewals and issuing license plates are unaffected, though more complex transactions might be unavailable. Customers are being urged to call their local DMV office before they visit to ensure their needs can be met.
Crews are planning to work throughout the weekend to fix the problem.