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Public asked to vote on painted snowplows

Students from the Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School painted this plow for the 2022 PennDOT Paint the Plow program. Submitted photo
Students from Knoch High School painted this plow for the 2022 PennDOT Paint the Plow program. Submitted photo

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 10 invites the public to vote on nine plows decorated by high school students in Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana and Jefferson counties as part of its annual Paint the Plow program.

Earlier this year, PennDOT invited students to paint plow blades based on the statewide theme “Put Down the Device in Snow and Ice.”

The theme was chosen to encourage motorists to lend their full attention to driving and avoid distractions such as cellphones, especially during winter weather events.

In Butler County, students from Knoch High School and Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School painted plows for the contest.

After a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, members of the public are once again invited to vote for their favorite plow.

This year, voting will be done through the PennDOT website. Voters should click on the Paint the Plow icon, which will redirect them to a survey site where they can pick their favorite plow.

The plow photo that receives the most votes between Dec. 5 and Dec. 11 will be named “Fan Favorite.”

PennDOT will post the pictures on statewide and regional Facebook and Twitter 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 roads.

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