Ballarat breakfast report: August 4

These winter mornings look amazing at Lake Wendouree PHOTO: Jeremy Bannister
These winter mornings look amazing at Lake Wendouree PHOTO: Jeremy Bannister


Ballarat is waking from a deep freeze this morning, with the mercury plummeting to minus 4.1 at 4.30am.

At 7.30am the temperature was minus 3.6 degrees.

Any more nights like this and we will be investing in shares in ice skates.

Sunny, severe morning frost with a top of 10 degrees today. Light winds.


Police are currently diverting traffic on the Ballan-Daylesford Road after a truck jack-knifed in icy conditions, blocking both lanes. 

Police expect the road to be blocked until after lunchtime.

Police are also rendering assistance to a two vehicle collision on the corner of Gillies and Sturt streets. 

THE family of missing Ballarat teenager Donny Govan still holds out hope he is alive two years after his disappearance.

As the 26th annual Missing Persons Week begins, Donny’s sister Rachael O’Keane said the campaign would build more awareness for her brother’s case. Details.


Early workers at The Courier office received a nice shock when a fire crew stormed the building looking for the source of a peculiar smell that had triggered a fire alarm at 7am.

Crews are also currently attending a job on the Ballan-Daylesford, Leonards Hill, where a truck has jack-knifed and blocked traffic from all directions.

A two vehicle crash on at the intersection of Gillies and Sturt streets is currently being attended by fire crews.


Ambulance units have been called to the scene of a truck that has jack-knifed on the Ballan-Daylesford Road in Leonards Hill.

At the time of writing no units had been called to the two vehicle smash at the intersection of Gillies and Sturt Street.


There are no reported delays on the V/Line Ballarat Twitter feed.



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