EF2 tornado confirmed in Amherst and Campbell Counties

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The National Weather Service says it has confirmed an EF2 tornado touched down in Amherst and Campbell Counties with winds reaching 130 mph.

The NWS completed a survey of damage that impacted northwest Campbell County, the City of Lynchburg, and southern Amherst Co, and confirmed a tornado with 20.4 mile long path length, with maximum winds speeds of 130 mph. This puts the tornado at the high end of the EF2 scale.

The NWS says the tornado first touched down in northwest Campbell County, just south of Waterlink Road and east of Timberlake Road, with an initial path width of about 100 yards.

The NWS says the tornado reached a maximum path width of about 600 yards.