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Winter is coming to a close in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, but a late-season storm has Becky of Dependable Towing rushing to the scene of a serious car accident. The driver spun out of control and plunged down a ravine. Over at Nyack Towing, owner Craig Sutton is locked in a race with employee Sam Jackson to see who can make the most money in the next 24 hours.
A violent blizzard slams Donner Summit, and severe conditions mean a gold mine for tow truck companies. In this episode, Brandon of Sierra Towing spots a vehicle in trouble, but when he parks his truck to help the driver stranded in the middle of the highway, the truck gets sideswiped by another driver.
It's the holy grail of towing an enormous blizzard swallows the roadways with a thick layer of wet snow on Donner Summit in northern California. The sudden, deadly conditions force the highway patrol to declare an emergency code thirteen, asking all local tow companies to clear disabled vehicles off the roads, whether the driver wants a tow or not.
The brutal winter continues in the Sierra Nevadas as tow truckers in the region rescue drivers from the mountains' icy roads. But Sam of Nyack Towing won't complain about the weather and is hell-bent on getting more jobs.
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- Premiered: November 14, 2012
- Rating: None
- Premise: A documentary series following tow-truck drivers who work on California's treacherous Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada mountains. (more)