The city's Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that repairs have been completed on all city parking meters following a software glitch.
The glitch knocked out the use of credit cards and parking cards to buy parking time. Drivers were directed to use either coins or the free ParkNYC app to pay for parking.
The DOT says all 14,000 meters were repaired as of early Tuesday afternoon.
According to the DOT, the credit card payment system software was configured to end on January 1, 2020, and officials say Parkeon, the company that makes the meters, never changed the date. Card payments stopped working last Thursday, January 2, according to the DOT.
Cities worldwide using the same software experienced similar problems.
The glitch was compared to the feared Y2K computer glitch that was predicted to cause havoc when 1999 turned into 2000. That glitch was feared because of many computer systems that represented four-digit years with only the final two digits. It was projected to have a broader impact, but the impacts that were ultimately felt when 1999 became 2000 were minor.