Ballarat breakfast report: August 19, 2014

Nazareth House looms over Ballarat on this dreary morning.

Nazareth House looms over Ballarat on this dreary morning.

WEATHER

The dreary weather is here to stay until Thursday before the clouds open up for a sunny weekend.

If you're stuck in the office all day, take a pair of joggers to work for a lunchtime stroll. 

A top of 11 degrees and a possible shower in the morning and afternoon.

Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

TODAY'S TOP STORY

The Courier front page, August 19, 2014

The Courier front page, August 19, 2014

There wasn’t a thing in this world that could hold Shane Dorney back from achieving his dreams.

A larrikin and go-getter, Mr Dorney will be remembered for his dedication to helping others.

Read the full story here

POLICE

A disorientated elderly woman driving on the wrong side of the Western Freeway at Ballarat and a truck collided on Tuesday morning.

The woman aged in her 70s was driving her Nissan towards Ballarat - but in the Melbourne bound lane - at 12.45am when her vehicle and a truck collided near the Brewery Tap Hotel at Woodman's Hill.

Read the full story here

FIRE

Fire crews also attended the scene of the collision on the Western Freeway just before 1am. 

AMBULANCE

Paramedics attended the collision corner of Ballarat-Daylesford Road and Western Freeway in Brown Hill.

A woman aged in her 70s was transported to the Ballarat Health Services Base Hospital in a stable condition at 1am.

V/LINE

All services appear to be running on time with no reported delays on the @vline_ballarat Twitter feed.

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