Shutters Come Down On Woolworths Across Australia After Nationwide Glitch

A nationwide technical outage has shut down Woolworths registers forcing stores to close their doors

Social media posts indicate stores impacted locally include Walkerston and Caneland Central.

A woman named Rose, from Hoppers Crossing in Melbourne, told 3AW customers were offered lollies as they were asked to leave.

"It was really frustrating".

"Registers are offline so customers are standing in queues with baskets of food that they can't buy", she said.

More than 20 shoppers were reportedly turned away by the security guard.

"The registers are now back online at all our stores", Woolworths tweeted just after 4.52pm.

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A Woolworths spokeswoman said the registers were coming back online now. Staff said every register in every store nation wide has shut down. "We apologise for any inconvenience caused".

Reports on Twitter are filtering through that Woolworths stores across the country have been shuttered as a technical issue cripples their scanning systems.

Registers have shut down with stores unable to make sales.

Shortly after 4pm, the issue began affecting all registers across the country.

News Corp Australia has contacted Woolworths for comment.

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