State weather warning

The SES has issued a severe weather for the region. PIC:FILE

The SES has issued a severe weather for the region. PIC:FILE

THE State Emergency Service has issued a severe weather warning for the region in the wake of heavy snow falls around Ballarat.

The warning is for damaging winds in the Mallee, Wimmera, North Central, South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland regions.

A statement from the SES said a second cold front has now entered south-western Victoria and will move rapidly, in a north-east direction, across the remainder of the state during the afternoon.

A high pressure system is expected to approach the state early Saturday, with conditions improving.

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR:

Building damage

Fallen power lines

Fallen trees and branches

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

Check that loose items including outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured

Stay indoors and away from windows

Park your car undercover and away from trees

Keep clear of fallen trees and power lines

Be prepared for power outages

For flood or storm emergency assistance from the SES call 132 500 

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