Chicago outage?

Just called UUNET to ask why traffic from MSP1 to CHI1
is crawling. They said there is a WorldCom OC-12 outage
in the Chicago area afecting CHI <-> DC traffic. Something
weather related. UUNET ticket # 694960.

We have a pipe to MCI in WillowSprings, and it is crawling
as well. Chicago apears to be a congested place at the


We're under quite a winter Storm. Some places received 11" of snow
overnight. 1/4 of the office called in sick/snowed in today.

Our downtown facilities are fine, but our Western suburban POP is
a disaster zone (Willow springs/downers grove is out west).