Many of Google's services, including Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides are down for many users worldwide. Google Docs users are unable to create new documents and are being greeted with the following message from Google:
"Google Docs encountered an error. Please try reloading this page, or coming back to it in a few minutes. To learn more about the Google Docs editors, please visit our help center. We're sorry for the inconvenience. - The Google Docs Team"
Google has acknowledge the issue. "We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Drive. We will provide more information shortly. The affected users are able to access Google Drive, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behavior"--reads a Google Update.
Global outage detector site DownDetector.com is showing a spike in complaints at the time of filing this report.