Online voting open for ‘Paint the Plow’ program

From staff reports

PennDOT’s Northwest region has opened the voting for the 11 plows decorated by Venango, Forest, Mercer and Warren County high school students as part of the “Paint the Plow” program.

This year, voting will be done through an online survey posted on the PennDOT website at

Voters should click on the Paint the Plow icon to find the survey link.

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 in the four counties to paint plow blades based on the statewide 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.

In Venango County, students from Oil City and Rocky Grove high schools participated.

The plow photo that receives the most votes between now and Friday will be deemed the “Fan Favorite.”

Schools and participants are encouraged to share the link to the contest to promote voting. PennDOT will post the pictures on statewide and regional Facebook.

Responses on social media won’t 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.


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