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Tri-States hotels filling up as winter storm moves in

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

The snow might be a hassle for many in the Tri-States, but for hotels it turning into big business.

Rebecca Hendricks arrived in Quincy Monday evening for orientation for her new job, and she says, she's glad she's staying put at a hotel tonight and not driving.

"Slick roads, icy conditions, when you drive a semi tractor trailer," she said.

Microtel Hotel Manager Bob Daly says that during the last week's storm, the hotel was 80 percent filled. He says typically during a storm like this one, their guest number doubles. He says they see many different types of guests."People that are on the highways from out of town and can't travel anymore, and also people who are working - for example - at Blessing or one of the factories near here," he said.

Daly says that they keep some of their staff, including housekeepers and front desk personnel, overnight to be prepared to check in guests and keep rooms clean."I'll go out and get housekeepers and front desk people and they'll spend the night so that they're here the next day and so that we can take care of our guests," he said.

Hendricks says she's glad there's a safe place for her tonight.

"Very much so, versus having to stay in the truck."

 

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