HEAVY RESCUE: 401 PREMIERES TUESDAY, JANUARY 3rd ON DISCOVERY CANADA
ACTION-PACKED NEW TV SERIES
From the producers of hit international success, Highway Thru Hell, comes a new series that focuses on the unique challenges and difficult working conditions endured by heavy rescue vehicles on the 401, the world’s busiest highway.
Heavy Rescue: 401 focuses on a group of heavy recovery drivers working to keep traffic rolling on some of the busiest and most unforgiving roads on the planet. Up to 400,000 vehicles travel Ontario’s 400-series highways every day. The section of the 401 through Toronto is the busiest stretch of highway in the world. Highway 402 near Sarnia is an important link to the US Midwest, plagued by blinding lake effect snow squalls. These routes are lifelines for the nation’s industrial heartland and for thousands upon thousands of commuters. When disaster strikes on these roads, the pressure is on to get them cleared and reopened. Police and the Ministry of Transport depend on Southern Ontario’s heavy recovery operators. To keep closures to a minimum, crews often work just inches from open lanes and speeding traffic.
Before the action-packed new series premieres on Discovery beginning Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, Canada’s most-watched entertainment specialty network offered viewers a full episode sneak peek in October. Heavy Rescue: 401 follows major tow truck operations, police, and maintenance crews as they deal with diverse challenges, including those on the busiest highway in North America, the 401.
Patterned on the wildly successful ‘Highway Thru Hell,’ which features rescue efforts in the B.C mountains and northern Alberta, the new program showcases the perils faced by tow truck workers on Highway 401.
For more information and action packed previews, visit www. discovery.ca/shows/heavyRescue-401