Record-Breaking Winter Costs

New Jersey spent a record amount clearing snow and ice from the state's roads during the winter of 2014, but they're not the only ones.

Delaware and Pennsylvania also broke records this winter when it came to snow clean-up.

DelDOT says that $17.9 million was spent this season, with the vast majority used for snow removal, breaking the $17.5 million record set in 2010.

In Pa., PennDOT says they used more than 170,000 tons of salt, setting a record. They also used a record-breaking amount of asphalt to repair potholes. By the end of March, Pennsylvania spent $34.4 million for the winter.

New Jersey Transportation Commissioner James Simpson estimates the costs of clearing state, county and municipal roads could approach a half-billion dollars.
The state Transportation Department spent $138 million on state highways. DOT spokesman Steve Schapiro tells The Press of Atlantic City that's about the same amount as the combined cost for the previous three years.

The DOT dispatched crews for 50 separate storms or threats of dangerous road conditions. They used 496,000 tons of salt.
It cost more than $42 million to keep traffic moving on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. That compares to nearly $24 million last winter.
Snow-removal costs on the Atlantic City Expressway were $2.3 million.

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