Ballarat breakfast report: January 6

Good morning Ballarat.
Good morning Ballarat.


A fairly chilly start to this first day back at work for many in Ballarat, with temperatures still hovering around the seven degree mark.

There will be a morning shower or two this morning before making way for a partly cloudy day with a top of 17 degrees.


Ballarat police did not report any incidents overnight. 

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for witnesses following yesterday’s double fatality near Glenalbyn, north-west of Bendigo.

Police received reports of three cars driving abreast and erratically along the Calder Highway, about 10km south of Wedderburn.

Two of the vehicles, a blue Ford stationwagon and a light brown Ford Falcon, have then collided and run off the road shortly after 12.40pm.

The stationwagon has then struck a tree, killing the two male occupants.


Ballarat fire services attended a small bin fire at Holly Grove in Wendouree West. Two crews helped extinguish the minor blaze. 

Crews were also called out to a false alarm at Sovereign Hill earlier in the night.


The SES have not returned calls as yet, however we will be speaking to them this morning about any damage from yesterday's high winds. 


Nothing serious to report from Ballarat paramedics overnight.


A reminder that coaches are still operating instead of trains, adding extra time to journeys in and out of Ballarat.

No other delays to report.



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