Melbourne Friday night 8pm - Zwift not starting

invited a friend over to explore Zwift and indoor cycling for him. But Zwift could not load - it was stuck at the update. Very frustrating and wasted my friend’s time. 

Is there a way to tell in advance whether there’ll be server/website issues?

update: My fault - i pulled the cord and the computer had to be restarted. Zwift support confirmed that i had to do full uninstall and a fresh install. Evidently it broke one of the updating files so it was stuck in a loop. The uninstall and a fresh install resolved it.

Done that and i’ve my Zwift back.

Life is good again.