Three emergency vehicles are responding to a car fire on the Calder Freeway near Elphinstone following an incident between a car and truck according to VicEmergency.
The incident occurred around 5.30pm, leaving multiple lanes of the highway blocked. The incident was marked as under control around 20 minutes later.
More information to come.
Greater Bendigo has recorded 303 additional COVID infections overnight.
According to the Victorian Department of Health, the total number of active cases in the municipality is currently sitting at 1581.
The majority of the new infections were linked to the 3550, 3551, 3555, 3556 postcodes. Heathcote reported 10 new infections in the last 24 hours.
Bendigo Health has confirmed staff are caring for 42 COVID patients in hospital, 15 of those in its respiratory ward.
There are currently two patients in ICU.
Staff are monitoring and caring for 193 people in its Hospital in the Home program.
Elsewhere in the state, both Buloke Shire and the Central Goldfields Shire recorded seven and 18 new infections respectively, while Gannawarra and Loddon had 24 and 16 each.
Campaspe Shire (59), Mount Alexander (42) and the Macedon Ranges (80) also saw additional infections.
Victoria has reported 12,984 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the state's number of active cases to 66,898.
It is a rise of 783 daily cases then reported on Tuesday, according to the Department of Health.
Hospitalisations have risen above 900 since Tuesday, with the department reporting 906 people across the state hospitalised, 45 in the ICU and nine on ventilators (this is a drop of two overnight).
In the last 24 hours, 28 people died with the virus.
Vaccination rates are climbing slowly, 68.8 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over having received their third dose.
This comes on the back of an announcement that infants are a step closer to receiving a coronavirus vaccine.
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Those in Bendigo and Castlemaine will have experienced a sub-zero night with -1 degree temperatures set to climb to a high of 13 today.
The weather is set to be sunny and dry with light winds despite some early frost.
To the east of the north central region there is also a chance of fog.
Echuca will experience a slightly more extreme day with an overnight low of -2 degrees and a high of 14, as the region warms up towards the second half of the week.
Again those up on the river will deal with morning frost and light winds before the sun thaws the chill.
Stick around for the latest and greatest - updates will be made throughout the day.
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