The New York Times' website and mobile apps have been down for a few hours and counting as of now, and no one knows why. Just a bug, perhaps?

When trying to access the site through Google Chrome, users are met with this screen: 

The NY Times Lede Blog tweeted this pretty obvious tweet confirming the technical problems:

One employee tweeted about having difficulties getting emails:

Considering the apps are down as well means that this could be a bigger problem than just a buggy server or the like. Downtime like this is a rare occasion for a site with so much traffic. Check back to our Twitter @Complex_Tech for more updates.

[via Mashable]