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Google was hit with massive outage, including YouTube, Gmail and Google Classroom

A picture shows a You Tube logo on December 4, 2012 during LeWeb Paris 2012 in Saint-Denis near Paris. Le Web is Europe's largest tech conference, bringing together the entrepreneurs, leaders and influencers who shape the future of the internet. AFP PHOTO ERIC PIERMONT (Photo credit should read ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images via CNN)

(CNN) — Google’s services went down momentarily Monday in a massive outage that prevented many people from watching YouTube videos, accessing their Google Docs or sending email on Gmail.

The outage also made Google Classroom temporarily unavailable, preventing many students learning remotely from accessing their classes.

But a little after 8 am ET, Google’s services came back online.

The company’s workspace status dashboard had been red across the board, with every single Google service indicating an outage. Later Monday morning, they all turned green, indicating that they’re operating normally.

“We are aware that many of you are having issues accessing YouTube right now — our team is aware and looking into it,” YouTube said in a statement on Twitter. “We’ll update you here as soon as we have more news.”

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Downdetector, a service that registers complaints about unavailable internet services, showed tens of thousands of people were unable to use Google and its apps.

Internet services fail from time to time for a variety of reasons: server errors, incorrectly installed maintenance routines or a host of other potential goofs and glitches. Google’s most recent major outage took place in September, when Google Docs went down for several hours.

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