STRONG northerly winds have buffeted Hamilton, hitting top speeds of more than 70km/h.
State Emergency Service crews were called out several times overnight Sunday and in the early hours of Monday.
The average wind speed didn’t drop below 30km/h through the night, resulting in a number of trees and limbs falling onto roads.
Hamilton SES regional officer Ken Smith said crews in Hamilton and Heywood had been called out.
“There were trees down and road hazards on the Glenelg Highway and Princes Highway,” he said.
With wild weather set to continue in the coming days, Mr Smith urged people to take extra care.
“Drivers should be aware of the severe conditions and watch for fallen trees,” he said.
“People should also secure loose objects around their homes and yards as well.”
Wind speeds averaged around 45km/h through Sunday night and early Monday morning, peaking at gusts up to 72km/h at 10pm and again around midnight.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds and blizzard conditions, as well as a warning to sheep graziers.
The forecast warns of damaging winds around 60-80km/h over southern districts, including the south west, with gusts up to 100km/h.
Peak gusts of 100-120km/h are expected over elevated areas.
The bureau has also warned snow could fall as low as 700 metres, potentially falling in parts of the Grampians around Dunkeld.
Temperatures are set to hover around 12 degrees all week, before dipping to 10 degrees on Sunday, while rain is forecast throughout the week.