I have seen images of jet engines mounted on the back of truck chassis for snow clearance. Even a time expired Gloster Meteor with the wings cut off outboard of the nacelles, and fitted with a tow hitch on the front Oleo leg..honest! See post 39 on this thread:
http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showth ... nce&page=2
During WW2 the method was more manpower based, I spoke to the former Photographic Intelligence Officer from 21 Squadron a couple of years ago. He told us of clearing snow from Hunsdons runways with shovels and brooms, only to restart at the other end and work back because of continued snowfall!
A bit like the Forth Bridge paint schedule by the sound of it