Target registers suffer nationwide outage, leaving some customers in line for hours

Long lines at Target due to a system outage

- Target stores nationwide appear to be experiencing problems at their cash registers, causing long lines at checkouts across the country.

Social media reports indicate Target stores may be suffering a significant technology outage this afternoon.

In a tweet from one of its official accounts, Target said that it's "aware of a systems issue in store and are working as quickly as possible to get this fixed".

Many users addressed their fellow customers, asking Target visitors to be kind to the employees who were trying to control the situation.

"Our teams are troubleshooting now and we apologize for the inconvenience, " the retailer tweeted bit.ly/2WKO1HY, adding that it would provide an update soon.

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"Target has identified an issue impacting checkout at some of our USA stores, " spokeswoman Molly Snider said at the time.

Target operates more than 1,800 stores in 49 states, which employ more than 300,000 people, according to the company's corporate website.

Some stores were reported to be handing out free snacks and beverages.

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