Taking Forever "(Re)Starting Local Machine

Hi, I’ve just upgraded to v2.1.1 and I’m noticing strangenesses.

First, “starting local machine” was taking forever. So, I quit Local and relaunched it. Then it said “Local Machine Stopping” and that too was an endless loop. So, I force quit Local, restarted it and now “Local Machine Restarting” is the endless loop.

All in all, I’m stuck with this screen:

Now, my work is stalled because I’d moved all my dev to Local. Kindly help as quickly as possible. Thanks.