There is good news for commuters who use US 12 east of Elma. One lane of highway reopened at approximately 8:15pm on Thursday, January 28. The highway is down to one single lane, with speed reduced until further notice. The road was closed earlier on Thursday, January 28 after debris from an adjacent slope broke loose. WSDOT geotechnical engineers spent the day assessing the stability of the slope. They determined that the slide site remained active, and in order to ensure the safety of the traveling public, recommended the highway remain closed until temporary measures were put in.