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Port Wentworth Police monitors GA Hwy 25 after GPA glitch shuts down traffic

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PORT WENTWORTH, GA (WTOC) -

Georgia Highway 25 is open after computer issues at the Georgia Ports Authority Garden City Terminal closed the highway two seperate times early Wednesday afternoon. 

Police are on standby, monitoring the roads in Port Wentworth near the Georgia Ports Authority after a technical glitch has been causing major traffic issues.

There are no significant delays like the ones that occurred Wednesday morning, which included road blocks on several different roads.

At one point the traffic on Hwy. 25 stretched all the back to the Houlihan Bridge, and Port Wentworth Police knew it was becoming a dangerous situation for drivers.

"They got it up, but it was going down, got it up, it's going down," said Port Wentworth Police Chief Matt Libby. "They've since gotten it back up …but I can't really tell if it's going to go back down or not, so I have to prepare our officers and have them staged in case it goes down."

The Georgia Ports Authority said the glitch caused major delays getting the trucks through the gates.

They were able to get the network up and running around noon, but it crashed again around 2 p.m., causing more road blocks and traffic.

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