Tornado emergency issued in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a tornado emergency for the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

Weather service forecaster Daryl Williams says the emergency issued Friday evening includes Oklahoma City and some suburbs. The weather service issues an emergency if a storm with tornadoes is heading toward large metropolitan area.

The warning covered Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. The airport’s website says passengers have been moved to underground tunnels and no flights are arriving or departing.

It also covered Moore, which was hit by a deadly storm last week.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Betsey Randolph says the OHP has shut down Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City and the OHP issued a warning for motorists to exit I-40 and seek shelter.

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