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SNOW CHAOS: IT glitch crashes Dorset for You website
12:00pm Saturday 19th January 2013 in News
AN IT glitch was responsible for crashing a county council website as parents and students tried to see which schools were closed.
As parents and students tried to find out if their school was closed yesterday morning the Dorset for You website crashed.
A council spokesman said the problem was due to a ‘faulty network card’, and not the volume of people trying to get on to the page.
He said: “It was the worst possible timing that part of the website went down.”
He added that the IT department had been working on the situation yesterday morning and in the meantime temporary measures were put in place to inform people of school closures.
He added: “We will have a look at that for future situations and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”