Heavy Rescue: 401 (2016)


Genre: Documentary

Plot: When winter hits, the heavy recovery operators of Southern Ontario fight to clear wrecks and keep drivers moving on the busiest stretch of highway in the world. 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. Read More



Episode 14: For Some Reason, I Like It
Episode 13: In For The Long Haul
Episode 12: Recipe For Disaster
Episode 11: No Other Choice
Episode 10: I Don't Stop
Episode 9: Moment of Truth
Episode 8: This Ain't Gonna Be Pretty
Episode 7: Thread the Needle
Episode 6: No Room For Error
Episode 5: I'm On My Way
Episode 4: A Hell of a Pull
Episode 3: Everything That Can Go Wrong
Episode 2: The Worst Place
Episode 1: Big, Mean and Heavy
Episode 14: It's a Rush Every Time
Episode 13: Always Makes My Knees Knock
Episode 10: A Real Disaster
Episode 8: Holy Mackerel, What A Mess
Episode 6: Pull 'n Pray
Episode 5: Free The Highway
Episode 4: Not The Best Spot To Be
Episode 3: There's Always Fear
Episode 2: Take A Deep Breath
Episode 1: We're Jumping In
Episode 14: Beat Up and Bloody
Episode 13: Between Life and Death
Episode 12: We're Not Safe Here
Episode 10: There is Nothing Else
Episode 9: Whole Lot of Faith
Episode 8: Ladies and Gents, We Are Going to War
Episode 7: Plan of Attack
Episode 6: Your Heart Sinks
Episode 3: The 401 Is Calling
Episode 2: One Twisted Mess
Episode 1: It's Now or Never and Pray for the Best
Episode 9: Always A Danger
Episode 8: A Very Long Night
Episode 7: Feels like A Win
Episode 6: Not Your Regular Fender-Bender
Episode 5: Where There's Smoke
Episode 4: Skyway Thru Hell
Episode 3: Guardian Angel
Episode 2: This Is Chaos
Episode 1: It Only Takes A Second
Episode 9: Worlds Apart
Episode 8: My Way or The Highway
Episode 7: Nerves of Steel
Episode 6: Honour Guard
Episode 5: A Load of Problems
Episode 4: Anything Can Happen
Episode 3: All Around Us
Episode 2: Shock and Awe
Episode 1: War Zone