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Woolworths shuts doors across the country due to IT outage

Woolworths shuts doors across the country due to IT outage

The supermarket giant has taken to Twitter to confirm the IT issue has since been resolved.

On social media, shoppers around Australia said they had been told to abandon their trolleys and leave the store.

By 4.30, however, Banducci announced "our systems ultimately (have) self-corrected themselves", and the supermarket came back online.

Trolleys abandoned at the Caneland Woolworths registers.

Stores temporarily closed in response to the outage.

Customers were asked to leave many stores after the registers failed to function.




INITIAL: MAYHEM has erupted at Woolworths stores across the Mackay region as a national technical outage shuts down stores.

Social media posts indicate stores impacted locally include Walkerston and Caneland Central. "We were all queued up at the checkout and we were told to leave due to a power outage and I just spent an hour doing my groceries", she said.

Woolworths eventually confirmed the outage, apologising for the inconvenience via Twitter.

Registers have shut down with stores unable to make sales.

News Corp Australia has contacted Woolworths for comment.


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