Clearfield County, PA – If you’re getting tired of all of the political talk, we have the results of another vote… the Paint the Plow contest.
Students from DuBois, DuBois Central Catholic, Clearfield, and Harmony decorated plows that will be clearing snow in PennDOT’s District 10.
DuBois Central Catholic won both the fan favorite vote on Facebook and the vote by the PennDOT judges.
DCC’s painting showed Santa Claus checking PennDOT’s 511PA app on his smartphone to see the road conditions before he started delivering presents.
Click Here to see the album specifically for Clearfield County schools who competed – Clearfield, DuBois, DuBois, Central Catholic, and Harmony.
The theme this year for the plow paintings was “Know Before You Go,” the slogan for the 511PA program that allows you to look up road conditions online before you even leave the house. This is especially helpful in the winter, and you can even track where state-owned plows are.
Marla Fannin, safety press officer for PennDOT’s District 2.
Although there are 16 high schools participating throughout the entire PennDOT District 2, the local ones are DuBois, DuBois Central Catholic, Clearfield, and Harmony.
DuBois Central Catholic
This is the third year District 2 has held the competition. This time all nine counties in the district are participating. The 16 participating high schools are DuBois, DuBois Central, Harmony, and Clearfield in Clearfield County, Elk County Catholic in Elk County, Smethport in McKean County, Galeton, Coudersport, and Austin in Potter County, Central Mountain in Clinton County, Bellefonte, St Joseph’s Academy, and Penns Valley in Centre County, Mifflin in Mifflin County, and Juniata and East Juniata in Juniata County. You can search for your school’s county and vote for your favorite plow at Paint the Plow photos.
Most of the plows will actually be put to use near the schools where they were painted, so don’t be surprised if you see one on the road this winter!
In addition to the Fan Favorite which is judged via Facebook voting, PennDOT also has a panel of judges who will also be choosing a winner. The winning schools get bragging rights and get to come to a special press conference to show off their artwork.
For more information on the Paint the Plow program, contact Marla Fannin at [email protected] or call 765-0423.
Plows are being painted across the state. Jeff Tech in Reynoldsville is also painting a plow, although they’re competing in District 10.
PennDOT encourages drivers to “Know before they go” and to check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA is free, available 24 hours a day, and provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
Subscribe to PennDOT news in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter counties at www.penndot.gov/District2.
For regional updates on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.