Ballarat breakfast report: March 12

WEATHER

Looks like the cooler weather will be sticking around. 

Today we will reach a top of 21 degrees and 24 degrees is predicted for tomorrow. 

Although it seems the heavy rain we experienced late yesterday won't be staying with the cooler weather. No more rain is predicted until the weekend, which is shaping up as a wet and gloomy couple of days.

POLICE

 While it might have been quiet overnight for Ballarat Police, they were pretty busy yesterday afternoon after a woman was slashed across the face with a utility knife in Armstrong Street South.

While three women were taken into custody shortly after the incident, police could not confirm this morning if anyone had been charged over the attack.

After a horror weekend on our roads, police yesterday also pleaded with drivers to slow down following a devastating four days which has left nine people dead in horror smashes across the state. 

Preliminary investigations into the crashes reveal failure to give way, high speed and loss of control have played a factor in several of the crashes. 

Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill said the recent trend was extremely concerning and the road toll was at a critical point. 

“Police are doing all we can to drive down the toll but we need the community’s help," he said.  

“Too many drivers are taking their lives in their hands by ignoring the risks and doing the wrong thing on the roads.”

FIRE

Fire crews experience a quiet night with no call-outs to report. 

AMBULANCE

Nothing of interest to report from Ballarat's paramedics. 

TRAINS

No problems for commuters so far this morning with all train lines recording good service. 

ON THE AGENDA

Today we will be visiting the Learmonth Hotel which is re-opening after being closed for six months

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