UPDATED 2:01 p.m.

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — South Dakota state government websites are back up and running Friday afternoon after dealing with website outages throughout the morning.

Heather Perry, the Deputy Commissioner of the state’s bureau of information and telecommunications, said a test system failed Friday morning which led to hardware failures. Perry said the issue started at 6:53 a.m. and affected all state websites and state offices Friday morning.

Perry said state officers were all reconnected by 9:30 a.m. and by 1:45 p.m., all state websites were back online.

9:53 a.m.

Some South Dakota state government websites are down Friday morning. 

As of 9:45 a.m., some of the websites down included SD.gov, Department of Labor and Regulation and Game, Fish and Parks website. 

Dawn Dovre with the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation told KELOLAND News the entire state network was down early Friday, but “systems are starting to come back online.” 

“All websites appear to still be down, but IT is investigating to address the remaining issues,” she said. 

State websites have had similar outages in June 2020

KELOLAND News has reached out to the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications for more information.