UPDATE: At 2:45 pm EST, Google reported:

Status: No Issues
The problem with Google Drive [Slides, Docs, Spreadsheets, Classroom et al] should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.

January 27, 2020 10:46:00 AM PST

Since about 1 pm EST, some users are reporting issues loading Google documents. Users often receive an error message similar to what’s pasted below.

If you get this error message, please wait and try to load the Google doc again after a few minutes as users have reported that they often then have success.

To review the Google’s Apps status dashboard for more information on issues within Google, please browse to https://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=status