Expo react-native error: Error: Request failed with status code 504

I’m struggling to get ci work for my expo react-native. I have following guidelines from the official expo tutorial to deploy with circleci. Here is my config.yml file:

version: 2
publish: &publish
  working_directory: ~/loplop-native
  docker:
    - image: circleci/node:12.14.0
  steps:
    - checkout
    - restore_cache:
        name: Restore yarn package cache
        key: v1-cache-dependencies-{{ checksum "yarn.lock" }}-{{ checksum "package.json" }}-{{ arch }}
    - run:
        name: Install dependencies
        command: yarn install --frozen-lockfile
    - save_cache:
        name: Save yarn package cache
        paths:
          - ~/.cache/yarn
        key: v1-cache-dependencies-{{ checksum "yarn.lock" }}-{{ checksum "package.json" }}-{{ arch }}
    - run:
        name: Login into Expo
        command: (yes || true ) | sudo npx expo login --non-interactive -u $EXPO_USERNAME -p $EXPO_PASSWORD
    - run:
        name: Save current branch name to an env variable
        command: |
          if [ "${CIRCLE_BRANCH}" == "master" ]; then
            echo 'export EXPO_RELEASE_CHANNEL="default"' >> $BASH_ENV
          else
            echo 'export EXPO_RELEASE_CHANNEL=$CIRCLE_BRANCH' >> $BASH_ENV
          fi
    - run:
        name: Publish to Expo
        command: npx expo publish --non-interactive --max-workers 1 --release-channel $EXPO_RELEASE_CHANNEL

jobs:
  build_and_test:
    docker:
      - image: circleci/node:12.14.0
    steps:
      - checkout
      - restore_cache:
          name: Restore yarn package cache
          key: v1-cache-dependencies-{{ checksum "yarn.lock" }}-{{ checksum "package.json" }}-{{ arch }}
      - run:
          name: Install dependencies
          command: yarn install --frozen-lockfile
      - save_cache:
          name: Save yarn package cache
          paths:
            - ~/.cache/yarn
          key: v1-cache-dependencies-{{ checksum "yarn.lock" }}-{{ checksum "package.json" }}-{{ arch }}
      #- run:
      #    name: Run tests
      #    command: yarn test:js --ci
      - run:
          name: Run linting
          command: yarn lint

  publish_to_expo:
    <<: *publish

workflows:
  version: 2
  workflow:
      jobs:
        - build_and_test
        - publish_to_expo:
            filters:
              branches:
                ignore: gh-pages

Everything works up until the login command which then attempts to install globally the expo-cli dependency. Although the dependency seems to have installed well, the process exits with the error in the title. Here is the full report of the login + expo-cli global install (see error at the end of the script):

This command requires Expo CLI.
Do you want to install it globally [Y/n]? y
Installing the package 'expo-cli'...
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[#######...........] - extract:expo-cli: verb lock using /root/.npm/_locks/stag
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Expo CLI installed. You can run `expo --help` for instructions.it@2.0.
[01:37:00] Request failed with status code 504
[01:37:00] Error: Request failed with status code 504
    at createError (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/expo-cli/node_modules/axios/lib/core/createError.js:16:15)
    at settle (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/expo-cli/node_modules/axios/lib/core/settle.js:17:12)
    at IncomingMessage.handleStreamEnd (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/expo-cli/node_modules/axios/lib/adapters/http.js:237:11)
    at IncomingMessage.emit (events.js:215:7)
    at endReadableNT (_stream_readable.js:1184:12)
    at processTicksAndRejections (internal/process/task_queues.js:80:21)

Exited with code exit status 1
CircleCI received exit code 1

I am new to circleci, I have been looking every where on the net for some help. Any suggetion would be greatly appreciated.