A heavy downpour has hit Ballarat, flooding roads and damaging some businesses.
From 9am Ballarat has received 13.6mm of rain, with the majority all coming in around a 15 minute period.
The heavy downpour has caused some businesses to flood, however the extent of the damage is unclear.
SES regional duty officer Gavin Kelly said that they’ve been monitoring conditions and are keeping an eye on fallen debris, blocked drains and water damage to buildings.
Their key focus however is on driving conditions.
“People need to pay attention to the road conditions,” he said.
“Ensuring that you’re slowing down and driving safely is that most important thing for us.”
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