The northeast has given us a lot of snow in the past few years. I bought a big WESTERN plow to plow my own driveway. I didn't want to depend on someone else to open my driveway, plus the plowers were all afraid of how steep it was.
My driveway is steep and on a turn on the side of a valley. On a good day in the winter without 4 wheel drive, you can drive down to the house. But without 4 wheel drive, you won't get out.
One year our town was buried with 3 snow storms, each 28 to 35 inches within a 3 week period. It was getting difficult to find areas to put all this snow. Everyone was buried deep. My livestock and dogs were getting loose. The fences were under the snow and they were able to walk on top of the snow, free to wander.
The hut where I kept my sheep collapsed, pinning them under the mess of pipes and plastic. While shoveling them out (they all survived) neighbors were calling me to dig them out.
My first priority was my neighbor that needed to get to the hospital to see his terminal ill wife that hadn't much time. I can now say that I've lived through some of the most challenging storms in Connecticut, and my WESTERN plow has served me and my neighbors very well for 10 years.