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Google outages affect Charlotte

Search engine Google experienced outages in Charlotte on Wednesday, in disruptions that, according to news and Twitter reports, affected other parts of the Southeast.

According to CNN, reports of outages began at about 9:30 a.m.

Staff members at The Charlotte Observer had trouble accessing Google on Wednesday morning, although service appeared to be restored around 10:30 a.m.

Twitter was filled with reports of the outages.

“Having a Google outage in much of the southeast. Nice try Bing. I’ll just not search for stuff,” @Farcethemusic posted.

“The current google outage is affecting our website,” posted @Studentlife_com. “Studentlife.com is working, but taking longer to load. Sorry for the delays.”

In an email to the Observer, Google said it received reports of outages in West Virginia, North Carolina, Nebraska and Georgia. But the company declined to say what caused them.

“The issue was quickly resolved and is now over,” Google said in the email. “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our users there.”

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