Monday, January 2, 2017

BREAKING A US Customs Computer Outage Has Affected Airport Operations Nationwide

This is a developing story, please return to this post for updates.

UPDATE

Via CBS:

 U.S. Customs and Border Protection system outage Monday at some airports across the country caused long lines and delays for those trying to enter the United States.

A CBP spokesperson confirmed the outage in a statement to CBS News, saying its processing systems at various airports of entry were experiencing a temporary outage, and they were taking immediate action to try and resolve.

“BP officers continue to process international travelers using alternative procedures until systems are back online,” the statement read. “Travelers at some ports of entry are experiencing longer than usual wait times and CBP officers are working to process travelers as quickly as possible while maintaining the highest levels of security.”

It is unclear how widespread the outage was, but issues were reported in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta and Washington Dulles International Airport.

UPDATE 2

Via CNN:

A US Customs computer outage was affecting operations at airports nationwide Monday night, officials said.

"We have heard that there is a nationwide system shutdown that is affecting all international arriving passengers," said Reese McCranie, a spokeswoman for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Miami International Airport officials tweeted that "@CustomsBorder outage is nationwide. They are working to restore. Thanks for your patience."

UPDATE 3

 ATLANTA
LOS ANGELES
MIAMI

UPDATE 4

Customs computers are back online after a four hour shortage.

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