UPDATE: It’s back Here’s what happened.
I didn’t notice because Gmail is still accessible via IMAP and POP, so I’m getting it via Mail and Outlook. It’s also apparently accessible via iGoogle.
The official Google Twitter account, 18 minutes ago:
We’re aware that people are having trouble accessing Gmail. We’re working on fixing it. Apologies for the inconvenience http://bit.ly/31kL4B
The link goes to their status page (which does not list a docs outage).
September 1, 2009 1:02:00 PM PDT
Google Mail service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users within the next 1.2 hours. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change.
We know many of you are having trouble accessing Gmail right now — we are too, and we definitely feel your pain. We don’t usually post about minor issues here (the Apps status dashboard and the Gmail Help Center are usually where this kind of information goes). Because this is impacting so many of you, we wanted to let you know we’re currently looking into the issue and hope to have more info to share here shortly… We’re terribly sorry for the inconvenience and will get Gmail back up and running as soon as possible.