By David Madden

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — With spring in the air, you’ve probably all but forgotten that horrid winter we just endured around here. One reminder still lingers, the cost of cleanup.

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In New Jersey, the numbers are enough to take your breath away.

Transportation Department spokesman Steve Schapiro says, “The state spent a staggering $138 million to keep the roads clear, and that’s about the same as what we spent the previous 3 seasons combined.”

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And that’s just for state highways.

Toll roads aren’t included in that number. You can add another $44 million for them. In fact, some think the total cleanup bill for the state, including county and municipal roads, could get near a half billion dollars.

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Before you ask, those numbers only cover snow removal and don’t include what it costs to fix all the potholes left behind.