AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office has announced that a warming shelter will be open at Amelon Elementary School’s gym.

The sheriff’s office says they are partnering with Social Services to provide the shelter.

They say there will be no bedding or cots at the school.

The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office tells WFXR News that the shelter will open at 5 p.m. tonight.

Anyone in need of shelter is welcome to show up at Amelon Elementary School.

They will re-evaluate the need for the warming shelter for the next few days as power continues to be restored across the county.