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Highway Thru Hell: The Avalanche Zone

Heavy snowfall has created avalanche conditions on the Coq. Plow crews are barely able to keep up. When traffic starts backing up in high-risk avalanche zones, highway authorities decide to close the road in both directions. A team of avalanche techs flies up the mountain in helicopters to drop concussion bombs and release the build-up, but bad weather hampers their first attempt. With the Coq closed overnight, trucks are using the back roads to get through. Jamie's team is called out to recover a semi that went over the cliff on rural Highway 3. The next day is a battle on all fronts to get the Coq open - with helicopter teams dropping more bombs, highway crews faced with two feet of accumulation, and Jamie's team forced to call in a second rotator.


Source: Discovery Channel


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x6
Airdate: Tuesday October 09th, 2012

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

US (National Geographic Channel) Feb 28, 2013

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Main Cast
Jamie Davis (2)
As Himself
Kevin Ritchie
As Himself
Adam Gazzola
As Himself
Narayan Samy
As Himself
Ken Monkhouse
As Himself
Warning: Highway Thru Hell season 1 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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