A computer software problem that hampered efforts to renew or replace drivers' licenses has been fixed, the Ohio Bureau or Motor Vehicles reported.

The computer glitch that caused problems for the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles has been fixed, allowing drivers to renew or replace their driver's license.

Problems started on Monday at BMV deputy registrar offices around the state, slowing down or preventing efforts to issue new driver's licenses.

As it turned out, a recent software update for the commercial driver license information system interfered with the regular license program, said Lindsey Bohrer, BMV public information officer. The interference caused problems when deputy registrars tried to issue new licenses.

It is not clear how many people were affected.

While the BMV worked to solve the problem, deputy registrars issued a "system outage notice" letter that drivers could carry with them in case they were stopped by law enforcement officers.

The BMV added an apology to the announcement that the system had been fixed. Bohrer encouraged people who received letters to visit a deputy registrar office and have their license renewed.