The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) northwest region District 1 invites the public to vote on seven plows decorated by high school students in Warren and Forest counties as part of the “Paint the Plow” program.
“Paint the Plow” is a statewide outreach aimed at promoting winter driving safety and fostering appreciation for high school art programs and student creativity.
Earlier this year, PennDOT invited Warren and Forest county high school students to paint plow blades based on the statewide theme “Don’t Rush in Ice and Slush.” The theme was chosen to draw attention to the need for motorists to give themselves ample time for travel during wintry weather in order to arrive safely to their destination.
Students from Warren High School, Eisenhower High School, Sheffield High School, Tidioute Community Charter School, Youngsville High School, East Forest High School, and West Forest High School participated.
A new voting format has been introduced for the 2019 “Paint the Plow” program. Members of the public can vote for their favorite plow through the PennDOT website at www.penndot.gov/District1 by clicking on the “Paint the Plow” icon. Voters will be taken to a survey site where they can pick their favorite plow.
The plow photo that receives the most votes between November 18, 2019 and November 25, 2019 will be deemed the “Fan Favorite.”
Schools and participants are encouraged to share the link to the contest to promote voting. PennDOT will also post the pictures on Facebook in the album labeled Paint the Plow 2019 – Warren & Forest, however responses on social media will not count toward the voting totals this year.
During the winter weather season, the blades will be used to maintain area roadways. Along with the “Fan Favorite” award, the blades are also eligible for the “Judges’ Pick” honor that will be determined by PennDOT personnel.
MEDIA CONTACT: Joshua Kaufer, 814-673-6110
Editor’s note: Due to number of plows, pictures of the plows are available upon request.
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