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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently honored District 4 winners of the Paint the Plow safety outreach contest which promotes winter driving safety and fosters appreciation for high school art programs and student creativity. Pittston Area High School was among the winners. The plows all incorporated the message “Don’t Rush in Ice and Slush” on the blades. The winners of the Judges Pick, selected by PennDOT representatives, were Pittston Area High School, Blue Ridge High School, Dunmore High School and Wallenpaupack Area High School. Dunmore High School won the Fan Favorite award, determined by online voting. During the winter weather season, the trucks will be used to maintain state-owned roadways in the District 4 region. Members of the public can view photos of the painted plow blades online at by clicking on the Paint the Plow icon. Paint the Plow is a joint effort of PennDOT and area high schools. Students are invited to paint a plow blade with an original design based on a provided theme. The 2019 statewide theme is “Don’t Rush in Ice and Slush.” It was chosen to draw attention to the need for motorists to give themselves ample time for travel during wintry weather in order to arrive safely to their destination. Above is Pittston Area High School’s award-winning artwork.