Peel Regional Police are asking residents not to call 911 for info on Ontario's stay-at-home order.\nPolice tweeted on Thursday that communicators were being "overwhelmed" by calls about the new lockdown restrictions.\nEditor's Choice: A Storm Is Headed For Ontario Followed By Freezing Temperatures\n\nOur Communicators are being overwhelmed with 911 calls asking about the Stay-at-Home orders. For your COVID-related questions, please call 311 or click on the link below to assist you. 👇https://t.co/eNtEMTzTve Save 911 for emergencies. pic.twitter.com/dCTRMWl8NP— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) January 14, 2021\n\nResidents of the Peel region are being reminded to call 311 for their COVID-19-related questions instead. \nThe unit states that the emergency hotline should only be used for urgent matters such as crime, fire and medical emergencies. \nThe announcement comes after Ontario sent out an emergency alert to cellphones across the province on Thursday morning to remind residents about the new measures. \nThis isn't the first time that the emergency line has been misused. \nEarlier this month, Guelph Police reported that they had received 182 accidental or silent calls to 911 in five days.\nThe Ontario Provincial Police also asked Oxford County residents back in December to stop calling 911 over raccoon concerns.