A Snow Blower (sometimes known as a Snow Thrower) is a machine, powered by either electricity or petrol, that is designed to clear fallen snow from the ground, then distribute it a distance away from the cleared area.
A Stiga Snow Blower In Action
These machines have become very popular in the USA, Sweden and many other countries and are appearing more and more in the UK, as businesses, households, schools and other municipal institutions recognise the need to keep things running, even during difficult weather conditions.
In fact businesses, and even homeowners these days, have a duty of care to clear certain areas of ice and snow to protect visitors, trades-persons and customers or clients
So keep calm, carry on and clear the snow.