2 people hurt as severe weather pounds NW Oklahoma

9:35 PM, Apr 9, 2012   |    comments
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OKLAHOMA CITY - At least one tornado has touched down and hail the size of softballs has pounded northwestern Oklahoma, injuring two people and damaging a county jail and numerous vehicles.

The National Weather Service says the tornado was spotted about 3 miles south-southwest of Woodward about 5:30 p.m. Monday.

In Woodward, hail ranging in size from an inch to 4.25 inches broke out vehicle windows and damaged roofs. Woodward County Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbauer says an infant was cut by glass when hail knocked out windows in its parents' vehicle.

Lehenbauer says he didn't believe the baby was seriously hurt. Sheriff Gary Stanley says hail broke every skylight in the jail and one hail stone cut an inmate on the back. S

tanley says the hail damage caused the roof to leak.

The Associated Press

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