The State Public Service Commission has extended the public comment period on how to best create an additional area code in the 315 area code region until July 31st.

The region is expected to run out of assignable phone numbers by early 2015.

The 315 area code region serves all or part of 18 northern and central New York Counties.

You can comment by going to www.dps.ny.gov  by mail to Public Service Commission, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12223-1350. , or you can call the Commission's Opinion Line at 1-800-335-2120..