Thousands of people are without power to the east of Ballarat this morning.
Towns located along the Western Highway towards Melbourne have been hardest hit, including Gordon, Bungaree, Dunnstown and Ballan.
Powercor says it has not yet determined the cause of the outages but believes weather could be to blame.
2000 customers w/ no power west Ballarat. No cause yet but expt weather related. Crews patrolling line to fix. ETR 9.30am. Thx 4 patience— Powercor Australia (@PowercorAust) April 20, 2017
Ballarat only received 7.8mm of rain last night and there were no reported heavy winds.
It is expected the power will be restored by 9.30am.
List of outages
LAL LAL 65
LEIGH CREEK 26
MOUNT EGERTON 320