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Amazon's web-server outage caused some warehouses and deliveries to come to a screeching halt as 'bored stiff' workers wait: 'Anything using a computer is down'

Amazon's web-server outage caused some warehouses and deliveries to come to a screeching halt as 'bored stiff' workers wait: 'Anything using a computer is down'
An Amazon driver carrying packages.Patrick T. FALLON / AFP


The AWS outage brought some Amazon warehouses and deliveries to a standstill, workers sold Insider.




"All we can do is wait," one warehouse worker told Insider. "Anything using a computer is down."




Amazon DSP drivers said the outage stopped some deliveries and left vans idling on the side of the road.


A widespread outage on Tuesday ground operations to a halt at some Amazon warehouses and stalled package deliveries, according to people familiar with the matter.The Amazon Web Services outage began around 10 a.m. ET, according to DownDetector. At a warehouse in the Pacific Northwest, the outage knocked out "anything using a computer," leaving staffers "bored stiff," one Amazon worker told Insider."All we can do is wait," they added.Amazon acknowledged the issues around noon ET and said that it was working to resolve them. "We have executed a mitigation which is showing significant recovery," vg[p]22586777[t]w[r]google.com[d]D]Amazon posted in an update at 5:04 p.m. ET Tuesday. "We still do not have an ETA for full recovery at this time," it added.
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