The northwest region of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced the winner of the Paint the Plow safety outreach contest. 

 Farrell High School in Mercer County won the Fan Favorite award. 

Members of the public were invited to vote for their favorite plow from 11 area high schools that entered this year's contest. This year's theme was Put Down the Device in Snow and Ice. 

The winner of the Judges' Pick award was Mercer High School. The students pained a cracked cell phone surrounded by app logos and text messages. 

During the winter season the painted blades will be used to maintain state-owned roadways across six counties. 

For more information, visit PennDOT's website