Customs and Border Protection outage snarls major airports

Travelers entering the U.S. were experiencing major delays Friday due to an outage impacting Customs and Border Protection computers at several major airports, including John F. Kennedy International Airport.

News 12 Staff

Aug 16, 2019, 11:02 PM

Updated 1,794 days ago


Travelers flying into the United States on Friday ran into long lines at major airports nationwide because of a temporary computer outage that affected the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
The port authority that operates New York's JFK Airport and the airport in Newark, New Jersey, said additional staff and police officers monitored situation and helped where needed. Los Angeles International Airport said it sent staffers to CBP areas to help direct travelers.

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