The biggest storm of the season hits the Haul Road. A malfunction leaves Jack Jessee in danger of getting stranded as the weather closes in. Darrell tries to push through the blinding whiteout, and Porkchop visits the boss to answer for mistakes. Rookie Austin Wheeler is free of former mentor Jack Jessee, but in the brutal conditions, his impatient actions threaten to shut down the haul road. In Manitoba, Hugh and Rick take on their second load of the season. But getting to the remote village means crossing a newly opened section of the winter roads, and taking their loads across untested ice.