A good drenching every snow often

WINTER WONDERLAND: Ballarat mother Kellie Doherty and her family took a stroll on Mount Buninyong hoping for snow before the heavens opened, with these ferns receiving a dusting of white flakes. Picture: Kellie Doherty

WINTER WONDERLAND: Ballarat mother Kellie Doherty and her family took a stroll on Mount Buninyong hoping for snow before the heavens opened, with these ferns receiving a dusting of white flakes. Picture: Kellie Doherty

More than 20mm of rain has fallen across Ballarat since Friday, including a dusting of snow on Mount Buninyong.

The heaviest falls were recorded in the early hours of Monday, with the gauge at Ballarat airport registering 8.6mm of rain. 

Wild weather wreaked havoc during Monday's morning commute as police blocked traffic along Woolpack Road near Bacchus Marsh after a truck crashed into a power pole about 7.45am.

Ballarat SES duty officer Cameron Maher said crews had responded to about 10 calls for knocked over trees amid high winds at the weekend.

The wind was so strong on Sunday morning that it whipped up a garden shed and dumped it onto Queen Street upside down.

Ballarat resident Kellie Doherty captured a stunning photo of snow falling on mount Buninyong (above) on Sunday about 11am.

“It was beautiful to see and a welcome surprise,” she said. 

“We've been waiting for snow all winter and it's always a thrill to see it fall locally.”