11 Jul 2011

Weather hits phone, broadcast services

1:49 pm on 11 July 2011

Radio, television and phone services around the West Coast have been disrupted because of bad weather.

The main linking site on Mt Murchison in the Southern Alps was affected by the thundery weather and snow on Monday.

Radio New Zealand Concert broadcasts were affected.

Some television channels were also likely to have been affected, although satellite-based services may still be operating.