Officials in Thurston County have notified a handful of homeowners of a potential landslide hazard in the Lacey area.

The Thurston Conservation District warned the county's emergency management late Friday that a slope near Marian Drive NE is actively sliding. They say it extends to neighboring properties.

Officials say the landslide potential is increasing, thanks to heavy rains and high groundwater in recent weeks. Rain drenched the area on Saturday and showers were in the forecast for Sunday.

The impacted homeowners and other county residents who have homes on slopes or bluffs are advised to watch for signs of sliding. Those signs include cracks in buildings, utilities that stop working, and door frames out of alignment.

The conservation district will perform slope stability assessment for property owners who make appointments.