The Washington Department of Transportation says that they expect to have White Pass fully re-opened just in time for the holidays. WashDOT announced yesterday that they expect to have Highway 12 completely re-opened by Thanksgiving. The road was closed for a short time after a washout that took place back on the 1st of this month; a temporary fix was installed, and traffic has been alternating through the one-lane repair since that time. The slide took place in the same area as a major slide back in 2005, about five miles east of the White Pass summit. Additional study is being done, to see if a permanent fix can be developed.