Warrnambool police kept busy during road safety focused operation

A SPEEDING ​Uzbekistan meat worker was clocked at 144km/h near Mailors Flat and a Warrnambool drink driver nabbed with a reading of .176 early Thursday morning.

Warrnambool Sergeant James van Engelen said south-west police were continuing the Easter long weekend Operation Nexis through until after ANZAC Day.

"With many people taking Monday off to make it another extra long weekend, police are focusing on road safety and added resources have been deployed to enforce the road rules," he said.

"In addition there are predictions of wet weather during the next few days so we urge all motorists to take extra care on what will be very busy roads," he said.

The 25-year-old meat worker was running late for work at 2.30am this morning when he was intercepted driving at 144km/h near Mailors Flat in a 100km/h zone.

Another one kilometre an hour faster and his car would have been immediately impounded.

H​e will be charged on summons to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court.

In Warrnambool a 43-year-old man was intercepted drink driving in Wanstead Street at 1.30am.

He recorded an alcohol reading three-and-a-half times the legal limit at .176 and immediately lost his licence.

A search found he also had a small amount of cannabis in his possession.

He will also be charged on summons and have to appear in Warrnambool court.

And near Portland, heavy rain has forced the closure of roadworks at Bolwarra, north-east of the city.

VicRoads have closed the Princes Highway between Crows Road and Caledonian Hill Road on the way to Heywood.