NWS: EF-2 tornado hits Campbell Co., Lynchburg, Amherst Co.
CAMPBELL Co., Va. (WSET) -- The National Weather Service confirmed an EF 2 tornado touched down in Campbell County, Lynchburg and Amherst County on Sunday evening.
They said the tornado first touched down in northwest Campbell County, just south of Waterlick Road and east of Timberlake Road doing EF 1 damage to trees, as well as some roof damage, with an initial path width of 100 yards.
It then tracked NNW, then NNE, and followed along the east side of Timberlake Road, damaging a number of businesses, flipping come cars and a truck trailer.
The NWS said that's when it reached low-end EF 2 wind speeds of 115 mph.
It then crossed Timberlake Road as it moved into the western city limits of Lynchburg.
In Lynchburg, the tornado damaged a mobile home park, with minor damage to roofs of homes and businesses and snapped dozens of trees as it crossed Boonsboro Road.
Here it widened to about 600 yards wide doing EF 1 damage.
The tornado then crossed the James River into Amherst County.
In Amherst County, the tornado crossed Highway 130 into the Elon area and strengthened to its maximum intensity with winds estimated at 130 mph.
Here, dozens of homes were badly damaged, some nearly completely, and many large trees were snapped off and left with no branches.
The NWS said a motor home was carried about 30 feet and tipped over.
The hardest hit areas were along Nottoway Drive and Deerfield Drive.
NWS officials said the damage path was about 400 yards wide in this area, but the strong EF 2 damage was about 100 yards wide.
The tornado then continued moving NNE doing mainly damage to trees and some minor roof damage to homes.
The NWS could make slight adjustments to their storm report.