YAPHANK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Suffolk County is getting a second area code.

The state Public Service Commission approved the new code on Thursday, saying the existing 631 code is running out of assignable telephone numbers.

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The new area code, which has not yet been determined, will be activated in late 2016.

The new area code will be assigned to new customers.  It will require 10-digit dialing for intra-county calls.

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The 631 area code was split off from 516 in 1999.

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