Heavy Rescue: 401
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.
Where to Watch Heavy Rescue: 401
Below you'll find every episode from the first season of Heavy Rescue: 401.
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S01 E01Jan 3, 2017
War Zone Rookie Sonny faces a 40-car pile-up that turns a major highway into a war zone; in the snow blet, a fierce storm triggers a triple-semi crash; the father-son team at Preferred Towing race to clear the road as weather blasts in.
S01 E02Jan 10, 2017
Shock and Awe A semi-truck crash shuts down a crucial border route, putting pressure on lead operator Kevin to reopen the road; rookie heavy rescue driver Sonny helps a trucker stuck on a dangerous stretch of highway; a tanker wreck causes commuter chaos in Toronto.
S01 E03Jan 17, 2017
All Around Us A courier truck rolls over; Mark finds himself in the middle of a crash zone on the 401 during a storm; and the crew are faced with an icy airbag job.
S01 E04Jan 24, 2017
Anything Can Happen James and Bubba recover a semi that smashed into a building without bringing down the whole structure; Kevin faces problems with a tractor-trailer that has crashed in deep mud.
S01 E05Jan 31, 2017
A Load of Problems Gary's team fights to upright a battered trailer that is dangerously close to splitting open; a rookie takes his first shot as lead operator on the rotator under tough conditions.
S01 E06Feb 7, 2017
Honour Guard Gary's second-in-command Kyle tangles with a wreck that will prove if he's got what it takes to lead the team; Sonny heads to the scene of a violent jackknife where curious drivers are causing further problems.
S01 E07Feb 14, 2017
Nerves of Steel A whiteout pile-up scatters heavy I-beams across the highway, testing James and his crew; Kevin must lift a 20,000-pound chunk of steel off the road. Herb's crew stares down a huge mess and a marathon recovery in tough condition.