Local schools invited to “Paint the Plow”

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As the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) prepares for winter, they invite schools in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset Counties to paint plows to promote winter safety.

PennDOT District 9 is announcing their 4th Annual “Paint the Plow” Program. The project began in 2015 and has expanded across the state.

“We are always looking for ways to make the public more aware of safety, especially during the winter months, and this is a great opportunity to begin that awareness at an age where the students are just beginning to drive themselves,” said PennDOT District Executive Thomas A. Prestash.

Schools are asked to paint the plows with a winter safety theme, weather motif or even school mascots, but must include the theme, “Know Before You Go.”

The plow blades will be delivered as students begin classes and the department will pick up the painted blades no later than October 17. Once the blades are painted, the plows will run in their respective school districts.

The following is a list by county of the schools participating in the program in PennDOT District 9:

 Bedford County:

    -Bedford High School
    -Everett Area School District
    -Northern Bedford County High School
    -Tussey Mountain Sr. High School

Blair County:

    -Bellwood-Antis High School
    -Central High School
    -Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center -Visual Arts (2 plows)
    -Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School

Cambria County:

    -Admiral Peary AVTS
    -Bishop Carroll High School
    -Bishop McCort High School
    -Blacklick Valley Sr. High School
    -Cambria Heights High School
    -Conemaugh Valley High School
    -Ferndale Area High School
    -Forest Hills High School
    -Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center (2 plows)
    -Northern Cambria High School
    -Penn Cambria High School
    -Portage Area Sr. High School
    -Richland High School

Fulton County

    -Forbes Road High School
    -McConnellsburg High School
    -Southern Fulton High School

Huntingdon County:

    -Juniata Valley High School
    -Southern Huntingdon High School
    -Huntingdon Career and Technology Center
    -Youth Forestry Camp #3 (non-judged)

Huntingdon County Elementary

    -Southside Elementary
    -Standing Stone Elementary
    -Stone Valley Community Charter School

 Somerset County:

    -Shanksville-Stonycreek High School
    -Somerset Senior High School
    -Rockwood Area High School
    -Windber Area High School

For more information on the program please contact Tara Callahan-Henry at tacallahan@pa.gov or 814-696-7101.

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