BOSTON (CBS) – Google, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Docs and Google Classroom were all down for about an hour Monday morning in a widespread outage affecting many of those who rely on the services for work and school.
According to DownDetector, the outages hit a peak around 6:30 a.m. on the east coast. Service was restored around 8 a.m.
REMOTE MONDAY UPDATE: Google classrooms are back up and running. Schools will be in touch with families via all call regarding any changes in this morning's schedule. Thank you for your patience!
Reminder: today is a half-day for students in grades K-8. pic.twitter.com/wOaOdCgPJ3
— Plymouth Public Schools (@PlymouthSch) December 14, 2020
Google tweeted that the outage was due to “an internal storage quota issue.”
Today, at 3.47AM PT Google experienced an authentication system outage for approximately 45 minutes due to an internal storage quota issue. This was resolved at 4:32AM PT, and all services are now restored.
— Google Cloud (@googlecloud) December 14, 2020
“Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better,” Google said in a statement.