Older adults and people with disabilities who need help shoveling snow that plows leave at the bottom of a driveway can apply for help from the City of Mississauga this winter. Applications for the Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Pilot Program will be available at all community centres and the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre until December 5.

“The Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Pilot Program for the 2012/2013 winter season offers windrow clearing after every snow plowing operation, but this could take up to 36 hours after the end of a snow storm,” said Joe Pitushka, director of Engineering and Works.

Residents who are 65 years and older and people with disabilities can apply. An application will determine whether the service will be free, or have a $200 fee attached.

This program will be in effect from November 26, 2012 to March 8, 2013. The windrow snow clearing service will plow a three metre (10 feet) wide area at the bottom of the driveway to allow one car to pass.

Visit the City’s windrow web page for details on the program and for a printable application form. City of Mississauga Community Centres will be accepting applications until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5.