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OLYMPIA – Just when you’d gotten used to 425, the state goes and does this.

The Utilities and Transportation Commission announced Thursday that Western Washington will get another area code.

The new numbers that are going to become a big part of your life: 564.

The 360 area code is on pace to run out of new numbers by early 2018, so the 564 rollout will begin in the fall of 2017.

Every Western Washington zone will be eligible for the new area code: That covers 360, 253, 425, and the original 206.

The new area code will be handed out as new numbers are created; if you have an existing number, it won’t change.