Tornadoes strike central US, killing 2 in Oklahoma

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A vehicle tops a hill along U.S. Route 56 as a severe thunderstorm moves through the area near Baldwin City, Kan., Sunday, April 27, 2014. Severe storms are expected in the area most of the day. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters say a large tornado that touched down west of Little Rock, Ark., has damaged property along a 30-mile route and remains on the ground.

Television footage shows damaged vehicles along a road north of state capital Sunday and trees that were stripped of their leaves and small branches along Interstate 40 between the suburbs of Maumelle and Mayflower.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Forecasters issued tornado emergencies for Maumelle, Morgan, Saltillo and Vilonia after storm spotters confirmed a twister on the ground.

The storm formed about 10 miles west of Little Rock and crossed the Arkansas River northwest of the city.

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