The City of Hagerstown is pushing a new approach to shoveling: volunteerism.
The city is looking for people to dig out other people's sidewalks when a snowstorm hits.
John Lestitian, the city's chief code enforcement officer, said it's the first time the city has tried to create a volunteer bank of this sort.
"People will accept it as if it's their own walk," he said. "This is a great supplement, where neighbors help neighbors."
In a few weeks, the Washington County Commission on Aging will start asking people who need shoveling help to sign up, too.