Ballarat breakfast report: September 1, 2014

It might be the first day of spring but the weather doesn't look too good for the week ahead. PIC: Kate Healy

It might be the first day of spring but the weather doesn't look too good for the week ahead. PIC: Kate Healy

WEATHER

Any hope that the sunshine from last week would continue into this week appears to have disappeared.

A top of 12 degrees is expected for the first day of spring with a 90 per cent chance of rain. 

You can also expect some light winds throughout the day.  

TODAY'S TOP STORY

A lack  of staff caused havoc for Ballarat’s ambulance services for a consecutive weekend.

Ambulance Victoria staff shortages resulted in the call-out to a Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) from Melbourne to replace unfilled MICA shifts in Ballarat on Saturday. 

POLICE

A quiet night for Ballarat police with nothing of interest to report. 

However,  Ballarat police officers braved the cold on a sunny day last week to raise money for motor neurone disease, completing the ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge'. 

Elsewhere in the state, police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash which occurred in Gnotuk, near Camperdown, last night. 

Officers have been told a Mercedes was travelling west on Castle Carey Road around 7.45pm before the driver lost control of the car which left the road and hit a tree before rolling over. 

He died at the scene. 

Emergency services had to free a woman in her 40s from the vehicle before she was airlifted to hospital suffering serious injuries. 

FIRE

A quiet night for fire crews with no emergency call outs. 

V/LINE 

All clear for trains today with no delays reported so far by V/Line.  

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