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Those travelling through Merritt continue to stop at Exit 286, despite the visitor centre closing back in January.
 
Mayor Neil Menard says there was a steady stream of vehicles stopped there again over the long weekend.
 
"We need to put something up there with neon fleshing lights telling people it's not a place to stop. I went there a number of times over the weekend. The first time I went there, there was only two vehicles, and I thought oh boy finally. But, the last time I was there I counted twenty something vehicles there, parked both sides, and up the road." 
 
The Exit 286 Visitor Centre was closed by the province back in January after almost 30-years.
 
With no washrooms or garbage cans on site, Menard says it's important the city find a way to break people's routine.
 
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