More trees down in wild weather

Winds reaching up to 75km/h have caused more damage around Ballarat this weekend.

The state emergency service has responded to several callouts, the most serious being two trees down across White Swan Rd in Invermay. 

One gum tree, further from the road, fell and knocked another over, which completely blocked the road within White Swan reserve. 

 Three SES volunteers cut it up and slowly shifted it off the road as police officers diverted traffic. 

It was one of eight incidents involving trees coming down in the mid-west region on Saturday morning. 

The SES were also called out to three incidents in which strong winds damaged roofs. 

Weatherzone meteorologist Guy Dixon said Ballarat would be spared very strong wind over the weekend, but said rain was expected, which could further destabilise trees hit hard by this week's wild weather. 

"Ballarat saw some gusty conditions, peaking at 2.30pm on Friday, with a northerly wind gusting at 75km/h," he said. 

"There was also a small peak before midnight, at over 40km/h. 

"Winds will continue throughout the weekend, sitting around 35km/h." 

Strong winds on Friday saw 30 callouts throughout the region, but Tuesday saw the worst storms of the year so far, with cars and houses damaged by falling trees.

One man was taken to Ballarat Base Hospital with minor injuries after colliding with a tree falling onto the road. 

The SES received 55 callouts in Ballarat along on Tuesday, and 110 across the region. 

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