CLEARFIELD – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 2 invites the public to vote on 11 plows decorated by high school students in Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk and Potter counties as part of the annual 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 students from high schools in the North Central Region to paint plow blades based on the state-wide theme “Put Down the Device in Snow and Ice.”
The theme was chosen to draw attention to the need for motorists to give driving their full attention and eliminate distractions, like cell phones, especially during winter weather events.
Students from the following schools participated:
- Bucktail Area High School
- Central Mountain High School
- Clearfield Area High School
- Coudersport High School
- DuBois Area High School
- DuBois Central Catholic School
- Elk County Catholic School
- Galeton Area School District
- Harmony Area High School
- Philipsburg Osceola Area High School
- Sugar Valley Rural Charter School
After a two-year hiatus, members of the public are once again invited to vote for their favorite plow. This year, voting will be done through an online survey posted on the PennDOT Web site www.penndot.pa.gov/District2.
Voters should click on the Paint the Plow tile to find the survey through the Paint the Plow icon.
The plow photo that receives the most votes between Monday, Jan. 9, and midnight on Sunday, Jan. 15, will be deemed the “Fan Favorite.”
Schools and participants are encouraged to share the link to the contest to promote voting. PennDOT may post the pictures on statewide and regional Facebook accounts, however responses on social media will not count toward the voting totals.
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. Both winners will be announced Tuesday, Jan. 17.
For more information on PennDOT’s winter preparations and additional winter-driving resources for motorists, visit the department’s winter Web site.
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