From a media release:
Discoveryâ€™s smash hit original Canadian series HEAVY RESCUE: 401 returns with 14 new episodes this winter, chronicling dramatic recoveries along Ontarioâ€™s 400-series highways â€“ extending from Windsor in the west to the QuÃ©bec border in the east. A Top 5 series on Discovery last season, Season 3 of HEAVY RESCUE: 401 airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT beginning Tuesday, Jan. 8 on Discovery.
From the makers of Discoveryâ€™s fan-favourite series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401 tells the dramatic stories of heavy recovery tow truck drivers who continue the good fight across one of North Americaâ€™s busiest and most unforgiving series of highways. The stakes are high, every minute counts, and every job is vitalâ€¦because closure is not an option.
An advanced vehicle safety technology leader, Toyota returns as proud sponsor of the third season of HEAVY RESCUE: 401.
About Season 3 of HEAVY RESCUE: 401:
The new season of HEAVY RESCUE: 401 promises to surprise audiences with nail-biting drama, chronicling familiar characters stepping up to bigger responsibilities, incredible stories of wintery wrecks, and dangerous challenges with new trucks. Storms and freak accidents attack the 401, pushing first responders, heavy rescue crews, and maintenance teams to their limits.
After making a big move to the competition, Sonny Subra faces another major decision about his direction in heavy rescue â€“ and new pressure when he gets the opportunity of his career. In the snowbelt north of the city, Bubba Semple gets an opportunity of his own at Classic Towing â€“ but itâ€™s one that will challenge him at every turn.
At Preferred Towing in Sarnia, Ont., Gary Vandenheuvelâ€™s crew faces a whiteout blitz lasting for days. However, his biggest challenge comes when his son Collin is faced with a dangerous close call.
Down in Windsor, Ont., Eric Goddard of Coxonâ€™s Towing works to train a new generation of heavy operators. And when a raging river destroys a bridge and strands a dump truck, it forces Rossâ€™ Towing to embark on a bigger recovery than anything theyâ€™ve ever attempted.
At the eastern end of the province, Scrappy Algonquin Towing enlists 50-year-old hardware in the fight against a frozen pileup, Herbâ€™s Towing works to rebuild after a huge shakeup in the crew, and David Davidson at Unique Towing fights a lonely battle that will ultimately end his career on the road.
HEAVY RESCUE: 401 continues to work closely with the Ontario Provincial Police and Sgt. Kerry Schmidt to execute on-the-spot accident reconstructions, manage pileups, and oversee toxic spills. Once again this season, the series follows the crew at the Ontario Ministry of Transportationâ€™s massive control centre to get a birdâ€™s-eye view of the intricate and high-stakes highway system.
Subscribers can access live streaming of HEAVY RESCUE: 401 through the Discovery app, and stream Season 1 and 2 on demand on the Discovery app and Discovery.ca.
HEAVY RESCUE: 401 is produced by Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. in association with Discovery Canada. Executive Producer is Mark Miller. Series producer is Todd Serotiuk.