FACTOID: For all those that deal with snow and icy roads, those roads are NOT plowed specfically for residents, they are cleared for EMS, Law Enforcment and Fire Depts, residents having a road to drive on were a byproduct of us putting ourselves in danger fighting through blizzards (12-30 feet of snow) that kept others off the roads. And what did it get us? Well we got shot at, rocks, snowballs, and chuncks of ice thrown at us and of course the beer cans if you were alongside the County Road. Learned to never transit/plow your zone/or road your equipment with the windows rolled down or cab doors open.
Here, it's for milk trucks hauling milk, feed trucks (for hogs & cattle operations), farmers getting out to care & feed those animals... plus the School Busses, Mail, EMS,LEOs and Fire Depts. It was/is the City Slickers thinking it would be "nice" living out in the country that were the problems. They'd complain about not being able to get to their jobs, push their driveway snow into the middle of the traveled road way... Easy payback, with a 772CH Motorgrader with a 16 foot belly blade and a 14 foot wing, "you" can shove one "L" of a pile of snow back in their drive, take a wider path around their mail box (so the mail hauler can't reach their mailbox) and leave a note telling them, they now have to pick up their mail in town (IF they can make the crazy post office hours). Snowballs (no big deal), rocks, shovels, hammers or about anything else being thrown at my machine (that will damage it), at speed, I can shoot your mailbox and post almost to your house off the wing blade. Winging snow farther back I could roll a wad of sod/grass 4" thick + and 12' wide the length of your yard. Parking on the traveled portion of the road blocking traffic got you a tow and a Deputy at YOUR expense (couple hundred $$ easy). Most of the time over the decades there were few problems with the local regulars and farmers, they'd actually "work with us". It was the City Slickers, Nature Freaks thinking it'd be nice living out in the open country that were the most problems.... ooooh, that Farm STINKS... no kidding Shurlock, you're in the Country now.
As for the frozen snow blowers, the veg spray helps along with slip plate and car wax. Another (better trick), fire it up outside (of coarse) and let the metal parts cool down to the outside temp while the engine warms up. Then try blowing the wet snow, "force feeding" might help a little. But wet heavy snow and a blower aren't a good match, best done with a blade keeping it rolling. Even buckets will have wet snow stick inside.