Woolworths stores just closed across Australia due to major technical fail

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Customers shopping at Woolworths stores across Australia have been turned away as the supermarket chain faces a major IT failure.

The technical glitch saw hundreds of cash registers black out - forcing Woolies staff to ask customers to abandon their shopping trolleys and return to the stores in an hour.

The IT fail happened at 4pm today - one of the chain’s busiest times of the week. Around half of Woolworths’ 995 stores were affected nationwide.

Social media posts captured the confusion - while some joked about the supermarket’s cringey predicament:

A spokesperson told Daily Mail:

“We can confirm that an IT issue impacted registers in our supermarkets for a short period of time this afternoon. The registers are now back online in all our stores. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Thanks!”

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Written By Hayley