Airports including Newark and JFK back to normal following system outage

Area airports are back to normal this morning after delays Monday night at several airports across the east coast, including Newark and JFK airports.



U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a statement saying a processing system outage caused the delays.



The statement says CBP officers continued processing international travelers using "alternative procedures" until the system came back online Monday but waits were longer than usual at some airports.



The outage only lasted about an hour, but caused delays of 90 minutes or more.



The outages also affected airports in Miami and Atlanta.



In Atlanta, CBP public affairs officer Robert Brisley says the outage at the city's airport lasted about an hour.



The agency apologized to travelers who were delayed getting into the country after long flights.



The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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