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March 30, 2010 10:00 ET

In the Dark Heart of Alaska, There's a Road Where Hell Has Frozen Over

Season 3 of Ice Road Truckers Launches Wednesday, March 31 at 9 pm ET/PT on History Television

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The highest-rated series ever to air on History Television – Ice Road Truckers returns for its hotly-anticipated third season on Wednesday, March 31 at 9 pm ET/PT. The adventure takes off in Alaska this season, where the truckers will face the most infamous and deadliest road in North America: Dalton Highway. Sharp cliffs, hairpin curves in the road, unforeseen avalanches and sub-zero temperatures are just a few of the treacherous challenges that await them.

Ice road veterans Hugh "Polar Bear" Rowland and Alex Debogorski return alongside a slate of new drivers, including the show's first female driver, 28 year-old Lisa Kelly. A lot has changed since the end of the second season and in Alaska, Hugh and Alex are no longer considered the kings of the road. Their co-workers at Carlile Transportation, including veteran George "King of the Haul" Spears and fearless Jack Jesse, know what it's like to work on the deadliest ice passage in North America, and they're looking to show Hugh and Alex a thing or two about driving.

A slight miscalculation of the road can mean the difference between life and death and only the strong and lucky will survive. No matter who the driver is, driving on frozen roads north of the Arctic Circle is a unique and harrowing experience and even the most seasoned truckers will find themselves challenged by polar conditions, isolation and the lack of regular comforts. The third season of Ice Road Truckers premieres on Wednesday, March 31 at 9 pm ET/PT, only on History Television.

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