02/08/2013 11:08 am ET

MTA Snow Removal Machines Use Jet Engines, Amazing Technology [PHOTOS]

Nervous about of the much-hyped impending blizzard? Well, If you live in New York this may put you slightly at ease: The city uses some pretty high-tech equipment to remove snow.

In addition to more traditional plows and sweepers, the city's Metropolitan Transit Authority has essentially mounted jet engines on wheels to decimate snow with huge blasts of air.

Although these machines are high-tech and impressive, there's one drawback: they're loud. "If you live near the tracks you definitely hear these going by," MTA spokesperson Aaron Donovan told The Huffington Post on Friday.

Donovan explained how these machines work. Check it out:

MTA Snow Removal Machines