When we've had enough snow that it needs removal from the road, these odd machines called "graders" come out. To me, they look like giant preying mantises (manti?). See above pic of the yellow thing. Their job is to scrape the snow off the road, widening it and pushing the snow over to the right. Following the giant preying mantis is a snowblower, who then blows the newly scraped snow onto the side of the road. God forbid you are trying to walk there (although the berms on the side of the road are 3+ feet, so I doubt you would be). This is not your average snowblower though, it's an industrial one, just like our lovely scraper. See the picture to the left - it's a big truck with what reminds of a harrow on farm equipment.
I was terrified of driving on my own for so long that it took 2 months to get me past my fear. Considering I'm at the medical center at least once a week, it was really inconvenient for Richard to try to drive me. Now I'm happily independent :). Well, as happy as I can be driving on snow and ice!