Ballarat breakfast report: June 23

SES crews were called to 19 incidents following gusty winds and rain in Ballarat overnight.

SES crews were called to 19 incidents following gusty winds and rain in Ballarat overnight.

WEATHER

It was a wet and windy night in Ballarat, with wind gusts reaching almost 80 km/h on Monday morning. 

Wind gusts had reached 65km/h by 7am. 

Rainfall was minimal overnight with 0.6mm recorded since 9am Sunday. 

Temperatures were also mild and hovered around nine degrees for most of the night. 

A minimum of two degrees has been forecast overnight before a rainy top of 10 on Tuesday.  

About 153 Powercor customers in Sebastopol are experiencing power outages. Powercor website states the first outage was reported at Albert Street at 3.47am on Monday morning.

Power is expected to return at 9am. 

SES

MId West SES crews have been constantly busy since 11.30pm on Sunday night. 

Officers have attended to 15 cases of trees over roads, with incidents reported in Brown Hill, Canadian, Geelong Road, Buninyong, Bacchus Marsh, Stawell, Ararat and Hepburn Springs. 

Minor building damage was reported on two residential homes in Wendouree and Alfredton. 

SES Mid West duty officer Gavin Kelly said it was not the busiest night crews had experienced. 

"In comparison it is not that busy," Mr Kelly said. 

"If we had a large event going through town we would have 200 to 300 calls in an hour." 

Mr Kelly advised motorists to take caution on the roads this morning. 

FIRE, POLICE

Ballarat Police and Ballarat City Fire experienced a quiet night and did not attend to any jobs of significance. 

V/LINE

Coaches will replace trains between Melbourne and Ballarat from Saturday June 28 to Tuesday July 15. 

Trains will continue to operate between Ballarat and Ararat/Maryborough. 

Ballarat trains will no longer stop at North Melbourne station from July 16. 

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