"Obviously, in today's world, losing Internet access shuts down just about everything," he said. "It's definitely affected the flow of business here."
Clerk of Courts Tawna Leffel-Sands said Tuesday her department has been unable to accept payments for things like traffic tickets or reconcile its bank accounts, which is supposed to be done every day.
The department also hasn't been able to suspend or revoke suspension on driver's licenses or process marriage certificates, she said.
"People couldn't even come in and get married here," Leffel-Sands said. "It's pretty bad."
"It didn't shut us down completely," she said. "But we're going to be cramming to meet our deadlines on the electronic side of things that have to be done."
"We're pretty resourceful here in this department," she said. "But it has been an annoyance."
Officials with the courts said they didn't have to postpone any hearings, but said the courts' business went much slower without Internet or email.
Francis said the county's IT department worked through the weekend to restore the server, but will have to manually reconnect every individual county computer to the Internet.
Leffel-Sands said two computers in the clerk's department had been restored Tuesday, but there were still 15 more that needed to be reconnected.
Once the problem is fixed, she said, the clerk's office will be swamped for weeks trying to catch up with work and deal with residents who didn't receive timely service.
"People are going to be angry," Leffel-Sands said. "It's put a huge strain on us."
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