Google, others suffer nearly 5-hour service outage Sunday

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At 4:09 p.m., Google announced the issues had been resolved.

Google is saying users of YouTube and other services are seeing errors or slow performance due to high levels of network congestions in the eastern United States.

YouTube, Google Cloud and G Suite services are affected, but Google said it believes it has identified the cause of the congestion and expects to return to normal service shortly. The company first identified the issue on its Google Cloud status dashboard at 3:25 p.m. Eastern time.

The sound of millions of cat videos being suddenly silenced reverberated across the internet, and #YouTubeDOWN was a trending topic on Twitter.

Several websites, most notably Google Cloud Services are reporting service disruptions, Sunday.

Here's a short list of companies who've anounced internet issues Sunday: