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X-ray machines working again at Columbia Metropolitan Airport

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Source: Jerry Grimes Source: Jerry Grimes
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Security scanners at Columbia Metropolitan Airport are working again after they were shut down because of technical problems.

Scanner issues caused long lines and delays for travelers Monday morning.

News 10 was first notified about the backup around 5:15 a.m. on Monday by someone who was in line. They said a lot of the people were leaving town following The Masters Tournament in Augusta.

Around 6 a.m. the airport tweeted, "A scanner is down at the TSA checkpoint & lines are long. Please allow yourself at least an hour to get through security this morning."

Airport spokesperson Lynne Douglas says as of 12:26 p.m. Monday, the issues had been resolved and everything was running normally again.

The Transportation Security Administration said the issue was caused by two of the three X-ray machines being down at CAE.

The machines were worked on Sunday night and parts had to be ordered, according to the TSA.  The agency says they received the parts earlier in the morning and as of 7 a.m. a technician was en route to complete the repairs.

According to the TSA, the average wait time since 5 a.m. was 25-30 minutes. 

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