Outage at Customs and Border Protection leads to long lines at airports

Passengers stranded at Miami airport

Passengers stranded at Miami airport

The technological failure was caused by an apparent computer outage affecting passport control, with travelers reporting that kiosk machines at customs were not working.

One person tweeted that Miami Airport is "total chaos" while another said the lengthy lines at JFK "are horrible".

Travelers at O'Hare International Airport were among thousands delayed at their destinations nationwide due to a technology glitch with U.S. Customs and Border Protection applications on Monday night, authorities said.

Jennifer Martin stood in line for hours.

Passengers who landed at the time had to stand in long at the global arrivals area, trying to get through passport control.

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Other passengers experienced similar problems.

While Customs said its systems were restored by about 10 p.m., airports warned passengers to expect delays tonight.

A spokesperson tells CBS News that Customs and Border Patrol has been contacted and are investigating. All airports are now back on line. All airports were back on line after wait times for travelers that were longer than usual, it said.

Security remained the priority during the outage. During the disruption, CBP had access to national security-related databases and all travelers were screened according to security standards. "At this time, there is no indication the service disruption was malicious in nature", Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Jennifer Gabris said in the statement.

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