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Amazon Web Services was momentarily impacted by a widespread disruption that impacted major websites.

On Tuesday afternoon, Amazon Web Services was briefly affected by a widespread outage that took down a lot of big websites, including the Boston Globe and the MTA website in New York City.

Some news outlets were unable to report on former President Donald Trump’s court appearance in Miami because of the failure in the afternoon. In a tweet, The Boston Globe said, “Amazon Web Services is having an outage. Since about 2:45 p.m. EDT, this has affected the Globe’s digital publishing.”

Similarly, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York tweeted that its website and mobile application are “temporarily unavailable due to an Amazon Web Services outage.” Warnings of upcoming train and bus delays will be tweeted, according to the transit agency.

Other news sites, like The Verge, also said openly that their websites were down for a short time because of the AWS outage. In comments on Twitter, Southwest Airlines said that it was working with Amazon to fix problems that some customers were having getting to Amazon’s website.

Around 3 p.m. ET, there were about 12,000 reports of problems getting AWS services on the outage-tracking site DownDetector. However, by 5 p.m. ET, the number of new reports had dropped quickly.

AWS was asked for a response, and AWS sent them to its Service Health dashboard. At a little after 3 p.m. ET, the dashboard confirmed that “increased error rates and latencies” were affecting regional servers in its Northern Virginia hub.

By 5 p.m. ET, the dashboard said, “Many AWS services are now fully back up and running, and this event is marked as Resolved. We are still trying to get all services back up and running.”

By Tuesday evening, the problem had been fixed. At 6:42 p.m. ET, an update on the dashboard said, “The problem has been fixed, and all AWS services are working normally.”

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