Here is a snow plough just to prove that local councils haven't actually sold them all to some banana republic in Central America. Mind you in 4 days of wandering round the snow covered streets of North West England this was the only one I saw on the road.
I did see another but that was ploughing the snow out of the car park at the Manchester Fort.(A shopping complex, not a remnant from the cold war). The side roads around where my brother lives are still not gritted or snow ploughed.