Godfrey’s Hiway House motel is closed, after the village discovered there was no phone service to the building. Without phone service, the alarm system has no way to communicate with the firehouse. Firefighters were called to the facility over the Labor Day weekend, at which time Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick tells The Big Z the discovery was made.
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McCormick says the motel owners have made some of the upgrades necessary to reopen portions of the motel after the village evacuated it last year due to safety concerns. Once phone service is restored, McCormick says the motel should be able to reopen.