Coast Guard closes bars due to unsafe conditions

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Coast Guard has closed several bars to all vessels because of hazardous conditions.

The following bars were closed: Tillamook Bay, Depoe Bay, Siuslaw River, Coos Bay and Umpqua River.

The Coast Guard said Saturday it will frequently evaluate the need for a closure and plans to reopen the waterways as soon as the offshore weather improves and navigation is safe.