Following 211 day (Feb. 11) across Canada, Haliburton Highlands OPP is reminding residents to make sure you’re calling the right number in an emergency situation. People can call 211 any time of the day, seven days a week for information and help with community services. Constable Dianna Dauphinee explains another number people can dial:

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Dauphinee says you can also call 1-888-310-1122.

She explains that every time 911 is dialed, officers have to respond, but many calls are pocket dials.

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OPP also ask people to call 511 Ontario for weather and road conditions, instead of 911.

Dauphinee says 911 is a great resource, but they want to make sure people are using it for the right reasons.

To find out ways to use 211 Ontario, click here, or visit their website.

For a link to information from 511 Ontario, click here.