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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)Jamie Davis (2)
As Himself
Kevin RitchieKevin Ritchie
As Himself
Adam GazzolaAdam Gazzola
As Himself
Narayan SamyNarayan Samy
As Himself
Ken MonkhouseKen Monkhouse
As Himself
Warning: Highway Thru Hell season 1 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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