By CBSNewYork Team

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Long Island may soon get a new area code.

The New York State Public Service Commission wants the public’s input on a new petition.

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The new area code will be within the current 516 area code in Nassau County.

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The petition is based on a projection showing that available numbers starting with 516 will run out by the end of 2023.

The commission says existing phone numbers will not be affected.

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Public comments online or by mail are due by the end of the year.

CBSNewYork Team