Your back went out. Your snow blower's caput. You're going to be out of town when the snowstorm hits the Twin Cities area Friday with 4 to 12 inches.. 

Whatever the reason that you'd rather not deal with snow on your driveway and sidewalks on Friday, here are some options.

Apps: Eden App or Plowz & Mowz. Each is a national app with service in the Twin Cities area. Register your address and your credit card and as soon as you request service via your app, an independent contractor in your area will clear the snow on your driveway for about $40 for the average 2-car driveway. Eden will also do sidewalks and steps for another $20. Plowz may or may not be able to do sidewalks, depending on the contractor, but the customer can request it. You can also request service via their websites, but not via a phone call. The response time varies by the number of contractors working in the area.. No pre-booking is


Senior Linkage Line: 1-800-333-2433

Hennepin County: Senior Community Services (952-746-4046)

Dakota County: Dakota Area Resources and Transportation (651-455-1560)

Anoka County: Anoka County Community Action Program (763-783-4767)

Churches, temples, mosques: Ask about volunteer groups that may be of assistance. 

Craigslist: Under "services" search for "snow removal"

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