UUnet West Coast glitch?

We just saw RTT times to a bunch of sites (yale, ucsb, cisco, yahoo, mci) all go up to 3 second RTT with lots of loss.

The one traceroute I did before it corrected itself showed long delays once traceroute entered UUnet - but could be the return path. (This was from an Internap colo site, so there is often assymetry.)

I saw the same delays out of another TimeWarner connected site...
Anyone else know what was going on?

trace www.mci.com
Translating "www.mci.com"...domain server (63.251.224.9) [OK]

Type escape sequence to abort.
Tracing the route to mci.com (199.249.20.30)

   1 border5.fe5-3.expertcity-4.sfo.pnap.net (63.251.61.117) [AS 14743] 4 msec 0
msec 4 msec
   2 core2.ge2-0-bbnet2.sfo.pnap.net (63.251.63.66) [AS 14743] 120 msec 0 msec 0
msec
   3 gige4-0-233.ipcolo1.SanFrancisco1.Level3.net (63.211.143.17) [AS 3356] 4 mse
c 8 msec *
   4 gigabitethernet4-2.core2.SanFrancisco1.Level3.net (209.244.14.225) [AS 3356]
  4 msec 4 msec *
   5 100.ATM2-0.BR5.SAC1.ALTER.NET (166.90.50.134) [AS 3356] 2536 msec 2536 msec
2532 msec
   6 0.so-2-1-0.XL1.SAC1.ALTER.NET (152.63.52.226) [AS 701] 2676 msec

We're on UUnet... in Chattanooga to Atlanta and it looks good now.

mtr -c 10 --report www.mci.com
HOST LOSS RCVD SENT BEST AVG
shredder-1a.higherbandwidth.net 0% 10 10 0.52 0.54
ru-1.higherbandwidth.net 0% 10 10 1.19 1.38
500.Serial3-11.GW7.ATL1.ALTER.NET 0% 10 10 3.03 3.85
174.at-1-0-0.XL4.ATL1.ALTER.NET 0% 10 10 3.39 4.25
0.so-3-0-0.TL2.ATL1.ALTER.NET 0% 10 10 3.21 3.93
0.so-5-3-0.TL2.STL3.ALTER.NET 0% 10 10 38.30 39.33
0.so-3-0-0.CL2.KCY4.ALTER.NET 0% 10 10 43.54 44.11
180.ATM7-0.GW2.KCY4.ALTER.NET 0% 10 10 49.05 50.02
2-0.IDCIR1.wcomnet.com 0% 10 10 49.34 49.96
192.135.73.2 0% 10 10 49.31 49.87
mci.com 0% 10 10 79.59 85.39

mtr -c 10 --report www.yahoo.com
HOST LOSS RCVD SENT BEST AVG
shredder-1a.higherbandwidth.net 0% 10 10 0.51 0.57
ru-1.higherbandwidth.net 0% 10 10 0.98 1.15
500.Serial3-11.GW7.ATL1.ALTER.NET 0% 10 10 2.95 3.61
174.at-1-0-0.XL4.ATL1.ALTER.NET 0% 10 10 3.22 4.08
500.at-1-1-0.XL4.ATL5.ALTER.NET 0% 10 10 3.63 4.69
192.ATM7-0.BR1.ATL5.ALTER.NET 0% 10 10 3.65 4.02
204.255.168.74 0% 10 10 4.90 5.80
agr4-loopback.Atlanta.cw.net 0% 10 10 4.83 6.53
dcr2-so-1-3-0.Atlanta.cw.net 0% 10 10 4.94 5.97
dcr2-loopback.Washington.cw.net 0% 10 10 19.82 20.68
bhr1-pos-0-0.Sterling1dc2.cw.net 0% 10 10 21.94 22.74
csr04-ve242.stng01.exodus.net 10% 9 10 22.49 32.03
216.35.210.126 0% 10 10 21.39 22.19
w3.dcx.yahoo.com 0% 10 10 22.44 22.82