Clearfield, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) thanked schools in the North Central region for participating in the 2021 Paint the Plow program.
Central Mountain High School in Clinton County, Clearfield Alliance Christian School and Harmony High School in Clearfield County participated.
Paint the Plow is a statewide awareness program that promotes winter driving safety while encouraging appreciation of high school art programs and student creativity.
He returned this fall after a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
The theme for this year was the spirit of the school, but schools in Northcentral Pa. Were encouraged to incorporate a safety message into their design.
There is usually an element of voting to determine a judged winner and a “fan favorite,” but PennDOT has chosen to forgo this process for 2021. The goal is to reintroduce this aspect of the program in 2022.
As in previous years, PennDOT will affix the painted plow blades to trucks providing winter service on state-owned roads near the participating school.
Photos of the plows are available online at PennDOT Paint the Plow District 2.
Motorists are encouraged to ‘know before you go’ by checking conditions on over 40,000 miles of road by visiting www.511PA.com, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to over 1,000 speed cameras.
The 511PA is also available through a smartphone app for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.