Heavy Rescue: 401
Heavy Rescue: 401 tells the stories of heavy recovery drivers who fight to keep traffic rolling on some of the busiest and most unforgiving roads on the planet. Close to half-a-million 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. To the west, Highway 402 is an important link to the US Midwest, plagued by sudden and blinding lake-effect snow squalls. Industry and thousands upon thousands of commuters depend on these lifelines. When disaster strikes, the pressure to clear and open roads is beyond intense. Police and the Ministry of Transportation depend on the heavy recovery operators – ready to work just inches from open lanes and speeding traffic.