Ballarat breakfast report: December 10

WEATHER

Another cold day is on the way for Ballarat. 

The dream of summer seems likes it is a fair way off  with the city expected to reach a maximum of 15 degrees today. Remember to pack an umbrella if you are headed out with more rain predicted throughout the day. 

The rest of the week is predicted to be similar, with some showers expected on most days. 

POLICE

It was another quiet night for Ballarat Police with nothing of interest to report. 

A fatal accident occurred near Bendigo last night. It is believed the man was travelling along the Wimmera Highway around 4am. Investigators believe the man crossed onto the wrong side of the road before hitting a tree. 

In other news, police in Melbourne are investigating a string of thefts at St Kilda Beach last week. 

The thefts are believed to have occurred while the victims were in the water swimming.

Police are asking beachgoers to be more careful at the beach and not leave belongings on the sand when they are swimming. 

FIRE

Fire crews were called out twice overnight to Creswick for false alarms. 

Both call outs occured in the early hours of the morning. 

Leading firefighter Jarrod Howlett also said it was important for residents to be getting prepared for the upcoming fire season.

He said all residents should be ensuring they keep their yard clean and tidy and to trim back any overgrown trees and bushes.  

AMBULANCE

No major incidents in our region that required the attendance of paramedics.

TRAINS

No problems for commuters this morning with V-Line predicted good service on all lines, including the Ballarat line. 

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ON THE AGENDA

Today we speak to a Ballarat man who underwent a successful double lung transplant. He is raising awareness for organ donation. 

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