Time Change Produces Few Problems

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Sunday morning, clocks across the US were set forward an hour, and three weeks earlier than normal.

And while many feared the time change could cause a variety problems, the day produced relatively few.

"Everything seems normal," said City of Bryan IT Director, Gustavo Roman. "Everything seems fine. And luckily we didn't have anything bad happen."

After a months of preparation, the City of Bryan and local businesses can breathe a sigh a relief after the time change didn't stir up too much trouble.

"It went incredibly smooth," said Roman. "All the voice switches are working, all the phone systems, our radio systems. We were pleasantly surprised."

Roman was behind the scenes getting everything ready and making sure the time switch went off without a hitch.

But much like Y2K, all the hype about this year's early leap forward produced relatively few problems.

"I hope it's all the preparations that we had and all the patching we did on all our servers and systems that actually made it a non-event," said Roman.

Across town, officials with the College Station Medical Center also reported smooth transitions into the new time. Businesses such as the Dairy Queen on 29th Street in Bryan said the biggest problem they ran into had nothing to do with software.

"The employees came late but other than that it was alright," said Dairy Queen co-manager Alma smith.

While many feared Daylight Saving Time could be a down-sized Y2K, some felt it was much to do about nothing.

"Everybody is just trying to cover themselves in case something does happen," said Brazos Valley resident Larry Thomas.

While others attributed the relatively uneventful time change to the hard work of others.

"They were prepared just like they were in 2000," said Bryan resident Joe Valenta.