Some New Jersey Residents Will Be Assigned New Area Code

TRENTON (CBS) — Some residents in New Jersey will be assigned a new area code.

Officials announced Wednesday that a 640 code will be added to the existing 609 code in central and southern New Jersey.

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The new code will apparently only be issued for new numbers, so current 609 numbers should not change.

Officials predict the 609 codes will max out by late next year.

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