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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

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