Published: May 11, 2010 12:47 PM EDT

      NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Violent weather in Oklahoma has left at
least five people dead and dozens injured.
      Officials in Oklahoma City say a young boy who was killed when
hit by debris in his home. A man was killed when his recreational
vehicle flipped over on top of him. And three people were killed in
Cleveland County, south of the city.
      The storms were part of a violent weather system that also
spawned twisters in Kansas and that forecasters had been predicting
since last week.
      Widespread destruction led authorities to close Interstate 40, a
major east-west route, just east of Oklahoma City. Traffic was
backed up for miles.
      In Kansas, the most serious damage was reported in Belmont.
Several homes were damaged in the town east of Topeka and
widespread power outages were reported. No injuries were reported.