YouTube back up and running for most users following widespread outage

NEW YORK, N.Y.  — YouTube announced on Twitter that the website is back up and running for most of their users.

The update comes several hours after users of YouTube and other services saw errors or slow performance due to high levels of network congestions in the eastern United States.

YouTube, Google Cloud and G Suite services are affected, but Google said it believes it has identified the cause of the congestion and expects to return to normal service shortly. The company first identified the issue on its Google Cloud status dashboard at 3:25 p.m. Eastern time.

The sound of millions of cat videos being suddenly silenced reverberated across the internet, and #YouTubeDOWN was a trending topic on Twitter.

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