Ballarat breakfast report: May 12

Any guesses where our breakfast report picture was taken this morning?
Any guesses where our breakfast report picture was taken this morning?


Expect some clearing fog this morning with a top of 17 degrees predicted for the afternoon. 

The start of the week looks like it will be free from any rain, however, there is a chance of showers later on in the week. 


Ballarat police reported a quiet night. 

However, residents are being warned to obey the little red man when crossing the street.  

Police  in Melbourne caught a high number of pedestrians walking against the red man in the city's CBD after a three day traffic operation.

They issued 613 $72-on-the-spot fines and nabbed 57 drivers for using their mobile phones. 

The more common offences committed were crossing the road against the red light and jaywalking to and from various tram stops and train stations. 

“A lot of the public think that it is trivial what we are trying to achieve but stopping for two minutes at a crossing is better than ending up in hospital” said Melbourne Highway Patrol Sergeant Mark Rose.  


Fire crews attended a small fire in a chip fryer at McCain Foods overnight. 

The incident occurred around 2am with the sprinkler system quickly extinguishing the fire.  


Nothing of interest from local paramedics.


At this stage trains from Ballarat are running smoothly, however, coaches will be replacing  train services between the city and Maryborough. 



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