Severe weather leaves trail of destruction in Amherst County

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AMHERST COUNTY (WDBJ7) -- The severe weather that swept across the region Sunday night left a trail of destruction in Amherst County.

According to Amherst County Public Safety, over 20 homes off Elon Road were damaged or destroyed. We’re told 6 people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A shelter has been set up at Monelison Middle School for those that need it.

Crews are using Elon Elementary as a staging area.

Schools in Amherst County are closed Monday.

Stay with WDBJ7 for updates.