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2-hour computer outage at U.S. customs causes delays nationwide

2-hour computer outage at U.S. customs causes delays nationwide

A two-hour computer glitch temporarily suspended the work of US Customs on Monday, causing massive delays at immigration checkpoints in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta. CBP later put out a statement on its Twitter page, saying all the airports were back online after a brief outage of its processing systems.

Travellers who were at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in NY and Miami International Airport in Florida took to social media to share photographs of long queues at the airports.

In a tweet from DFW Airport: 'there is a system issue affecting processing times for customs. All the airports involved are now back online, according to CBP, though some are still experiencing effects from the outage.

"CBP took immediate action to address the technology disruption", the CBP added. No indication the disruption was malicious in nature.

At least two protesters shot in western Iran -social media
President Donald Trump tweeted later that Iran's people wanted change and "oppressive regimes can not endure forever". The protests stem from social media posts and a surge in prices of basic food supplies such as eggs and poultry.

Although the systems are working again, San Diego travelers may still face a backlog of lines and delays. All airports were back on line after wait times for travelers that were longer than usual, it said.

CBP has not given any further explanation of what caused the disruption in the system.

Other airports, including Denver International Airport, also said they were affected.


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