RAHWAY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Drivers in New Jersey Monday had to suffer through long lines at the Motor Vehicles Commission.

A major server outage made it impossible to renew licenses or registrations, or process any transaction that requires a payment.

Officials worked overnight and all morning to fix the computer problem.

A spokesman says it all began Saturday morning when a fire suppression system was activated, causing the data center to shut down statewide. Technicians worked around the clock to get it back up and running Monday, but many drivers say more needs to be done to prevent issues like that in the future.

“We need to talk to the legislative body and see if we can start doing something about this because obviously the IT systems are old, outdated, and they need to be replaced,” driver Ruben Perez said.

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