Some DMV offices opening earlier to reduce wait times

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Dozens of DMV offices across the state are opening earlier to reduce wait times, and that includes five offices in the Central Valley.

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Offices in North Fresno, Hanford, Madera, Porterville, and Reedley now open at 7 a.m., except on Wednesdays when they will open at 9 a.m. All locations will still close each day at 5 p.m.

Governor Gavin Newsom said DMV employees have been strained as California approaches the Real ID deadline.

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Americans will be required to have Real ID cards by next October if they want to board airplanes or enter federal facilities without a passport.

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