Need your driveway shoveled? There’s an app for that

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A snowy, icy winter storm is headed for New Jersey, which means that many people will have to shovel their driveways at some point this weekend.

Shoveling snow can be a lot of work, particularly for the elderly or those with a disability. Luckily there’s an app for that.

Plowz and Mowz” has contractors throughout New Jersey waiting for an alert that a resident needs their driveway plowed. Users sign up and then use the app when they need their driveways cleared or cars dug out from the snow.

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This is the first year that plow driver Ron Gurgeson has contracted with the company.

“Normally whenever you do contract work for people, you’ve got to do it on a trust basis…sometimes they won’t pay you,” he says. “This app, they pay the app before you go, then when you do a job…the app pays you.”

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Gurgeson says that through the app he will plow driveways, put salt on sidewalks and help dig out cars.

The service is also offered during non-winter months to help with landscaping.

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