Ballarat breakfast report: August 6

WEATHER

Rising from a balmy six degrees at 7am, we will see a top of 11 degrees today. 

Partly cloudy with a shower or two during this afternoon and evening.

Winds northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h tending westerly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day.

POLICE

Police units are attending a truck rollover on the Western Freeway.

Emergency services were called to the intersection with Rememberance Drive at 3.18am after a truck struck a roadside barrier and jack-knifed.

There has been a strong smell of fuel at the scene for some time.

Both lanes were initially blocked, however VicRoads began clearing debris at 5.30am and one lane has been reopened.

No one was injured in the crash.

FIRE

Fire crews attended small car fire on a Combi van in Canadian at midnight.

One crew from Ballarat City and one crew from Ballarat spent 20 minutes dousing a fire at Clayton Street that was contained to the motor compartment of a Combi van.

No one was injured.

Senior Station Officer Mark Owen said the fire is believed to have been started by a fuel leak.

AMBULANCE

Paramedic report pending.

V/LINE

All train services appear to be running on time.

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