New cable series features ‘Ice Road Truckers’

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“Ice Road Truckers,” a new History Channel documentary series premiering Sunday, June 17, profiles six long-haulers during two months of nerve-wracking hauls over frozen Canadian lakes that may – or may not – bear their rigs’ weight.

The Northwest Territory’s diamond mines – located in roadless, impassable terrain near the Arctic Circle – can’t operate without the supply lines maintained by these truckers and others like them, but the job has claimed dozens of lives through the years, and global warming has made the notorious ice roads more unpredictable than ever.

“Ice Road Truckers” premieres at 10 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 17, with new episodes airing weekly into September. For more information – including videos, photos and trucker biographies – visit the show’s website, www.history.com/minisites/iceroadtruckers.