Friday September 20, 2019
SNc Channels:

Search
About Salem-News.com

 

Dec-28-2008 23:17printcomments

Weather Closes Oregon River and Bar Crossings

Coastal and inland waterways are dangerous, but the roads to the Oregon coast are clear.

Coast Guard vessel on the Chelto River Bar
Coast Guard vessel on the Chelto River Bar
Courtesy: image55.webshots.com

(SALEM, Ore.) - Rivers in western Oregon are swelling with runoff from recent snow and coastal conditions have become hazardous in some areas.

The Wheatland Ferry will be closed due to high water on the Willamette River beginning Monday, December 29th at 5:30 AM. Operators of the ferry say they will send out notification when the ferry is back in operation.

The Coast Guard closed the Chetco River, Oregon bar at 3:00 PM today due to hazardous conditions.

They say that due to high water volumes, debris and limited search and rescue capabilities the Chetco River bar is closed to all vessels.

All vessels are advised to divert to Coos Bay, Oregon, Crescent City, California, or be prepared to remain at sea until conditions improve.

Mariners may contact the Coast Guard via Channel 16 for further information or to request crossing.

It is expected that the COTP Portland will reopen the Chetco River bar on or before Tuesday.


With severe weather approaching, the Coast Guard reminds boaters and beach-goers to be prepared and stay aware. Strong winds and heavy surf are forecast over the next several days.

On the subject of coastal cities, Andre' Hagestedt with BeachConnection.net, says all of the coastal passes in Oregon are open now, and businesses there that took a hit from the winter snow are also open for business.

"I just drove Highway 26 and there are absolutely no problems on that road....in fact it's unusually beautiful and ethereal with all the snow surrounding the highway. It looks a little fairy tale-like," Hagestedt reported.

He says Highway 18's Van Duzer is largely the same, which we can verify as of Saturday night, as is Highway 6 to Tillamook.

He says coastal businesses are reporting a possibly worse economic impact from this snow storm than last year's wind storm. Many are saying it's the worst December on record.

Oregon's coast and rivers are an asset and they can be dangerous. While the stores and attractions are open, visitors should still use extreme caution on beaches and near all waterways during storms.




Comments Leave a comment on this story.
Name:

All comments and messages are approved by people and self promotional links or unacceptable comments are denied.



bob December 29, 2008 7:48 pm (Pacific time)

Christopher Booker is a non believer in global warming. Good for him but he fails to provide any facts beyond those that support his position. I'm fine with debating global warming but how about some real facts


True Story December 29, 2008 1:09 pm (Pacific time)

2008 the year manmade Global Warming has been disproved beyond any reasonable doubt. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/3982101/2008-was-the-year-man-made-global-warming-was-disproved.html

[Return to Top]
©2019 Salem-News.com. All opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Salem-News.com.


Articles for December 27, 2008 | Articles for December 28, 2008 | Articles for December 29, 2008
Donate to Salem-News.com and help us keep the news flowing! Thank you.

Your customers are looking: Advertise on Salem-News.com!

Annual Hemp Festival & Event Calendar

Support
Salem-News.com:



Tribute to Palestine and to the incredible courage, determination and struggle of the Palestinian People. ~Dom Martin