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Good morning Melbourne.

Looking windy with a chance of rain today, tops of 12 in the city.

Here's what's making news:

  • Three lives have been lost during a horror Father's Day on Victoria's roads.

    The carnage started early yesterday morning when a 20-year-old man riding a monkey bike died when he crashed into a fence on Kurunjang Drive in Kurunjang at about 4:30am.

    In the second crash at 2pm a driver died when a car veered onto the wrong side of the South Gippsland Highway and struck her vehicle at Lang Lang. The driver of the first car escaped with minor injuries.

    At 3:40pm a male passenger was killed in the afternoon when the car he was in lost control around a bend and collided with an oncoming vehicle in Woori Yallock in the Yarra Valley.

    174 lives have been lost on our state's roads this year, which is 28 less than the same time last year.

  • 24 hour clearway zones will be introduced along one of Melbourne's busiest roads as part of a spate of changes to be introduced in the coming months.

    The ban on parking will be introduced Hoddle Street, easing the pressure on the 130,000 cars who take the route every day.

    Green light time will also be increased for those traveling straight along the route north/south, from 25% to 50%.

    There will be a new dedicated bus lane from Victoria Street to the Eastern Freeway.

  • The damage bill from Houston's Hurricane Harvey is expected to exceed that of Hurrican Katrina which devastated New Orleans, or Hurricane Sandy which ravaged New York.

    The monster weather event, which has killed at least 47 people and displaced more than 1 million, is tipped to reach $180 billion.
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