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.
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."
LOS ANGELESThis is at @ATLairport right now! All Customs systems are down nationwide. @11Alive @wsbtv @JulieWolfe pic.twitter.com/zErVxod060— Suitcase & Stamps (@Suitcase_Stamps) January 2, 2017
MIAMIBREAKING: Nationwide Customs and Border Protection outage clogs multiple airports with irritated travelers https://t.co/islHAgOXwr— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) January 3, 2017
@cnnbrk please let US Customs know the Miami airport could use a little help. Thousands of us waiting in a "line". pic.twitter.com/VGLUOUiaoP— Garret Prather (@garretp) January 3, 2017
Customs computers are back online after a four hour shortage.