Ballarat breakfast report: February 24

WEATHER

The final week of summer is starting with a very pleasant and sunny top of 29 degrees, with a warm 28 degrees predicted for tomorrow. However, autumn is just around the corner and temperatures are predicted to drop mid-week to just 20 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday.

POLICE

Ballarat police reported a quiet night around the town. 

However, Victoria Police have warned fixed road safety cameras designed to reduce road trauma at some of Melbourne's worst accident spots will soon be switched on, including the intersections of Exhibition and Victoria streets in the CBD and Fitzroy Street and Lakeside Drive in St Kilda.

The cameras were deactivated in 2012 when 40 km/h speed limits were introduced to give motorists time to adjust to the changes but will be reactivated in the next fortnight.

FIRE BRIGADE

Haddon Fire Brigade was called to a small fire lit on the Haddon Primary School oval last night, which was quickly extinguished. Ballarat Fire Brigade was also called to Bell Street, Redan, after reports of illegal fireworks being set off.

AMBULANCE

Both Ambulance Victoria and the State Emergency Service recorded no incidents overnight.

TRAINS

All V/Line trains are running on time, apart from the Geelong line which is experiencing minor delays.

Passengers are also reminded only myki tickets can be used on V/Line services from today.

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