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PennDOT Announces Winners of ‘Paint the Plow’ Contest in Western Region, District 10


Indiana, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is pleased to honor the Western Region/District 10 regional winners of the “Paint the Plow” safety outreach contest which promotes winter driving safety and fosters appreciation for high school art programs and student creativity.

United High School in Indiana County won the “Fan Favorite” award, which was determined by online voting at Leechburg Area High School in Armstrong County was the honorable mention.

Winner of the "Judges’ Pick" award was Butler AVTS High School. St. Luke Lutheran School, also from Butler County, was the honorable mention for the "Judges’ Pick," which was determined through voting by PennDOT representatives. 

During the winter weather season, the blades will be used to maintain state-owned roadways throughout District 10, which includes Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana and Jefferson counties.

Members of the public can view photos the painted plow blades online at by clicking on the “Paint the Plow” icon. Pictures of each plow are posted in the District 10 Plows photo album. 

A new voting format was introduced for the 2019 "Paint the Plow" program. Members of the public picked their favorite plows through a survey linked on the PennDOT website. The plow photo that received the highest overall rating between November 11 and 17, 2019 was awarded the “Fan Favorite” honor. 

"Paint the Plow" is a joint effort of PennDOT and area high schools. Students are invited to paint a plow blade with an original design based on a provided theme. The 2019 statewide theme is “Don’t Rush in Ice and Slush.” It 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.

For more information on winter driving and PennDOT operations, visit 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Arehart, 724-357-2829

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