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Every year, millions travel America's coast to coast artery: Interstate 80. And at the peak of I-80 lies a frightening, storm-driven stretch of terror called Donner Pass. Here, at over 7000 feet, a band of tough operators who call themselves,

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic
1 Season, 9 Episodes
November 14, 2012
Cast: Pat Duke, Ricky Anderson, Aaron Carl, Angie Carl
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Hell on the Highway Full Episode Guide

  • Brave tow truck drivers on the snow-laden stretch of highway called Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada Mountains rescue stranded and wrecked motorists to keep California's Interstate 80 safe and clear.

  • A driver loses control of his vehicle and falls down a ravine during a late-season storm. Elsewhere, a pair of tow-truck drivers engage in a competition to see who can earn the most money in 24 hours.

  • Donner Summit is covered with ice after a winter storm, causing chaos for drivers.

  • Tow-truck drivers who work on California's treacherous Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

  • An SUV falls through ice during a heavy snowstorm.

  • A driver crashes into a tree near a frozen river during a severe snowstorm.

  • Problems arise along Donner Pass with the first snowstorm of the season; a rig is sprawled across the highway after an accident; while trying to clear a jackknifed truck a tow-truck driver is almost severely injured; a towing employee tries to steal a truck while his own vehicle is being repaired.

  • A young driver's pickup truck crashes into a tree after falling down a steep incline; a rig carrying hay topples into a ditch; after hitting a patch of black ice an SUV flips over.

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