Oil City, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is pleased to honor the Crawford County regional winner of the “Paint the Plow” safety outreach contest which promotes winter driving safety and fosters appreciation for high school art programs.

Maplewood High School won the “Fan Favorite” award, which was determined by online voting, by a slim margin over Titusville Area High school. The plow depicts the school mascot, a tiger, exploding out from the top of the plow, as well as the words “Slow Down Save Lives.” 

The school also won the “Judges’ Pick” award, which was determined through voting by PennDOT Crawford County employees. 

During the winter weather season, the plow, as well as those painted by Titusville and Cochranton high school students, will be used to maintain Crawford County state-owned roadways. 

Members of the public can view photos the painted plow blades online at the PennDOT Facebook page (@PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation). Pictures of each plow are posted in the Crawford County photo album. 

Online voting currently open for similar efforts through PennDOT’s Erie and Venango facilities.

“Paint the Plow” is a joint effort of PennDOT and area high school art programs. Students are invited to paint a plow blade with an original design based on a regional theme. The theme for the Crawford County program was “School Mascots.” 

For more information on winter driving and PennDOT operations, visit www.penndot.gov/winter.