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(CNN)It’s bad enough that the northeast has a horrible storm to contend with, but then Facebook and Instagram goes out?

What are folks hunkered down in their homes supposed to do?

Complain. And complain loudly.

Shortly after 12:10 a.m. ET, Facebook and Instagram went down.

Some users were greeted with a message that said, “Sorry, something went wrong.”

Others simply couldn’t access it. The outage affected a large portion of the United States.

Users in Australia and New Zealand also reported having trouble logging on.

“We’re aware that many people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram,” said Facebook spokeswoman Charlene Chian told CNN. “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”

CNNMoney’s Charles Riley contributed to this report.

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