The brutal Alaskan winter hits Prudhoe Bay with a vengeance, unleashing a ruthless windstorm. It takes nerves of steel to drive in these conditions but Jack, Hugh and Alex hit the haul road ready for battle, with near misses and disastrous engine trouble threatening to take them down. But surviving the blow is just the beginning for Alex, who could lose his license when he has to report for a full medical test after an incident on his last trip. Back in Fairbanks, Ray and Greg make a pact to convoy together through the storm, but Greg's mechanical shut down forces Ray to face the storm alone. It's just the beginning of Ray's worst day ever, which leaves him ready to quit before the season's barely begun. Haunted by her recent mistakes, Lisa plots her comeback and hits the Dalton with renewed confidence, determined to prove she is more than a pretty face.