By Oliver Lees
A severe weather warning has been issued for the Macedon Ranges, with damaging winds expected to lash the region later today.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said residents can expect south-westerly winds averaging between 60-70km/h, with peak gusts of 90km/h this afternoon.
The State Emergency Service (SES) advises that people should avoid all travel, stay inside their homes and away from windows.
SES also recommends that if out of the home, residents should stay clear of fallen power lines.
Check the VicEmergency App for regular updates.
If you see debris on the road or require emergency assistance, please contact the SES on: 132 500
For life-threatening situations, call triple-0.