COLUMBUS: The Dayton area is getting a new area code — 326 — to be overlaid on top of the existing 937 area code, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio announced Wednesday.

The existing area code is expected to run out of available phone numbers in 2020, the commission said in a news release.

The area codes serve areas including Dayton and stretching from Mount Victory to Aberdeen.

The new 326 area code goes into effect March 8, 2020, with mandatory 10 or 11-digit dialing for all local calls in the 937/326 area code starting Feb. 8, 2020.

Three digit numbers such as 911, 411 and 811 will not change.

Additional information regarding area code exhaust and maps of Ohio’s area code boundaries can be found on the PUCO website.