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      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.

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