Wintry conditions have caused branches from one of Port Fairy's iconic Norfolk Island pines to fall, damaging a vehicle and closing a section of the main street.
Port Fairy SES unit controller Steve McDowell said branches dropped at the southern end of Sackville Street about 12.30pm Sunday.
"The branches fell onto a resident's Ford Ranger dual cab utility which was parked under that tree," he said.
"The branches impacted onto that car, causing damage to the roof, bonnet and some of the panels."
Mr McDowell said the damage was minor and the vehicle was still driveable.
He said police attended the scene and SES members assisted officers to close the bottom end of Sackville Street.
"The tree is being assessed by an arborist from Moyne Shire council and the branches will be removed."
A severe weather warning was issued for parts of the south-west at 1pm.
The Bureau of Meteorology said storms with damaging wind gusts were most likely to be associated with a squally wind change.
Peak gusts are likely to reach 110km/h with the wind change, although higher gusts are also possible in some areas of the state.
Mr McDowell said winds were believed to be what brought down the branches of the Norfolk Island pine on Sunday.
"We advise during these current windy conditions not to park or stand under trees," he said.
"We're keeping an eye on the weather warnings and are certainly ready to go given the current wind conditions."
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