Associated Press and Herald Staff
Internet traffic slowed Tuesday and major news Web sites were sometimes difficult to reach as people craving details on the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks went online.
The Internet search engine Google directed news seekers to radio and television.
"Many online news services are not available because of extremely high demand," a statement read on the popular site’s home page.
America Online’s Instant Messenger service was sporadic in New York. AOL’s dial-up connections in New York were constantly busy, although the service was reachable by making long-distance calls to Chicago.
Locally, traffic at heraldnet.com was about 10 times what it normally is, with about 300 to 400 people on the site at any given time, said The Herald’s Mark Briggs.
Copyright ©2001 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.