Ballarat breakfast report: January 2

WEATHER

After a couple of days of warm weather, Ballarat residents should brace for a cold front, with a forecast partly cloudy top of 23 degrees today. The cool and cloudy weather will continue into the weekend. 

POLICE

Ballarat Police experienced a quiet night last night, a stark difference to their New Years Eve work load. 

But it wasn't a quiet day in Bacchus Marsh, with crews arresting a 24-year-old Pascoe Vale man for drug and driving offences. 

Around midday a 4WD was pulled over on Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Rd, after reports of dangerous driving. 

After searching the vehicle police uncovered a large amount of cash and drugs, including GHB and ecstasy. The vehicle was impounded due to the driver having a suspended licence.

The man was released pending summons for driving and drug related offences.

FIRE

Ballarat City Fire experienced a quiet night last night.

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) website has not reported any significant incidents in the Ballarat region. 

Fire restrictions remain in place in the Central Fire District until May 1. 

AMBULANCE

Ambulance Victoria had no accidents involving trauma to report in the Ballarat region overnight. 

SES

Crews were called out to a tree falling on a power line in the Ballarat Central area overnight. 

Regional duty officer Grant Bradshaw said there as a lot of sparking as a result. 

"There were no power outages as a result of the incident," Mr Bradshaw said. 

"We still get a lot of calls out this time of year for broken tree limbs on power lines." 

Mr Bradshaw said on New Years Eve crews attended three separate incidents involving trees coming into contact with power lines. 

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V/LINE

Trains are being replaced by coaches for the next few weeks to make way for construction of the Regional Rail Link. 

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