Mississauga already thinking snow

Mississauga residents, aged 65 years and older as well as people with disabilities, have until 9 p.m. on November 10 to register for the driveway windrow snow clearing program.

What is a windrow? It’s that pile of snow left at the end of a driveway after a snowplow has cleared a road.

“The program provides assistance to eligible applicants by clearing windrows after snow plowing operations are complete,” said city works operations director, Mickey Frost, in a news release.

Participants in the program will have about three metres (ten feet) cleared, enough width to allow one car to navigate the driveway. The service is normally provided within 36 hours after the end of a snow storm. This winter, the program runs from November 27 until March 30.

The cost of the program is $200 or free, if the applicant meets financial assistance criteria, and is offered to 300 eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Windrow clearing applications are available online; at all community centres; the Recreation Customer Service Centre (located at the Mississauga Central Library); and the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre.

Log on to Mississauga.ca/snow for more information.

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