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After technical issues were reported at some Lowe’s stores across the country, the home improvement chain confirmed to USA TODAY that systems were operating normally Saturday evening.

The retailer acknowledged “unexpected and unforeseen technical issues” Saturday in a tweet when it responded to a shopper who said his store was “shut down because their bank can’t process all the transactions” and was accepting only cash.

In another tweet Saturday, Lowe’s apologized “for any inconvenience experienced while the systems were down.”

@Ja_Carey483 from Michigan tweeted to the retailer “you all need to get a better computer system, so the whole country doesn’t have to pay cash.”

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Another Twitter user reported long lines at two Lowe’s in California. “After 30 minutes of waiting with at least 40 ahead of me, a manager finally came on the loud speaker to say that they’re only accepting cash,” the tweet said.

Lowe’s reduced hours because of the coronavirus, and stores throughout the nation close at 7 p.m. daily. The retailer is hiring for 30,000 positions.

@Lowes you all need to get a better computer system, so the whole country doesn’t have to pay cash

— Michigan Southern Man 🏈〽️🐔 (@Ja_Carey483) April 18, 2020

@Lowes your credit card machines are down and I have been waiting for close to an hour. Get your act together. How you going to make it up to me?

— kram (@123bigsky) April 18, 2020

#BREAKING@Lowes is reporting 1600 stores are impacted with technical issues at registers. Long lines as witnessed in Renton, WA.

— David Nelson (@wapio3021) April 18, 2020

Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko

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