'Highway Thru Hell: After the Crash' Premieres October 30 on Discovery

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October 29th, 2012

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Head Back to the Highway One More Time When New Special

HIGHWAY THRU HELL: AFTER THE CRASH Premieres Oct. 30 on Discovery Channel

Toronto, ON (October, 2012) – As HIGHWAY THRU HELL prepares to wrap its eight-episode inaugural run, Discovery Channel is preparing to air a follow-up special for the breakout hit series. Premiering Tuesday, October 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, HIGHWAY THRU HELL: AFTER THE CRASH joins series producer and host of the one-hour special, Mark Miller, as he takes viewers to the legendary “Barn” in Hope, BC, to join Jamie Davis and his crew for a season wrap-up “Beer O’clock.” Here, no topic is off limits as Jamie, Adam, Kevin, Bruce, and Samy trade stories from this season of working on the mountain.

A monster hit with critics and viewers alike – the series debut of HIGHWAY THRU HELL had the highest premiere audience in Discovery Channel history! – fans aren’t ready to leave the mountain quite yet. Produced by Vancouver’s Great Pacific TV, viewers have climbed into the cabs alongside Jamie Davis and his heavy rescue crew in British Columbia’s Cascade Mountains. Riding along, they have experienced the steep hills, lethal drop-offs, killer rockslides, and brutal weather that characterize a the mountain passes east of Vancouver, known as the Highway Thru Hell. These are some of the most economically important, most travelled – and most inhospitable – trucking routes in North America. Plagued by winter storms, truckers spin out and smash up, and during the worst, the big wrecks can come as often as every 12 hours. In a place where closure is not an option, the call goes out for heavy rescue, and the big trucks must roll.

HIGHWAY THRU HELL: AFTER THE CRASH catches up with the heavy rescue crew as they reflect over the highs and lows on the mountain last winter. In between highlight clips, showing some of the best and worst times they had the over the season’s eight gripping episodes, the guys talk about their toughest wrecks, worst injuries, stormiest weather, tense moments on the team, and why they stick it out despite it all. Jamie talks about being prepared for anything and how his amazing fleet of heavy rescue trucks helps him tackle it all. Ken, the new guy from the city, stops in for a beer and recounts his struggles adjusting to life on the mountain. Brandon, Jamie’s 17-year-old stepson and last winter’s rookie, takes some heat for his work ethic but isn’t afraid to throw it back. As things are heating up, an unexpected visit from arch-rival Al Quiring brings out some serious barbs from Adam. Then Mark turns the tough questions on Kevin, Adam, and the boss himself, Jamie. It all ends with a surprise when Mark invites the guys to see the Coquihalla, and the majestic mountains surrounding it, from an angle they've never experienced: from­ mid-air in a helicopter.

Viewers can chat live during the special with members of the cast and crew of HIGHWAY THRU HELL as they answer questions about the series via Twitter and Facebook. Join the conversation on Discovery’s Social Screen, using hashtag #HWYThruHell. Download the Discovery Canada app free from the App Store.

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  • Anthony

    This is a canadian press release. The show does not air in america.

  • Bjm

    I knew I’d never heard of it.

  • Tim Leduc

    Hi Im watching the highway thru hell show and find it amazing and Ive been there too.I worked for the one armed bandit Leo Oullette back in the 90s.Coquihalla Towing didnt have a good reputation but when it all got down to someones got to do it ,we did. We also had to clean up other messes like
    suicides and other death cars.

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