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'Ice Road Truckers' heads to world's longest ice road tonight on History Channel

Fan favorite Lisa Kelly will be driving the ice road again on Season 8 of 'Ice Road Truckers' on History.
Photo by Rick Gershon

History Channel hit “Ice Road Truckers” returns to the airwaves tonight, Monday, July 7, and fans will be happy to welcome back some of their favorites to the ice road. Additionally, indicates the network, the truckers will be facing weather systems unlike anything seen in the last quarter of a century: a dreaded polar vortex.

The polar vortex will double the already crazy danger these truckers face every ice road season, while they also face the longest winter road in the world, pushing even deeper into the frozen north than they ever have in the past. This year’s haul road was named “the longest seasonal winter road in the world” by the Guinness Book of World Records, as well as being called the “Ring of Fire Road” by those who drive it. The road is fraught with danger, winding its way through manmade ice canyons and over deep water. But, there are always truckers willing to take on a road, no matter how dangerous.

During Season Eight, the war continues between the truckers of Polar Industries and VP Express. And, truckers Alex Debogorski, Mark Kohaykewych, Todd Dewey, Lisa Kelly, Darrel Ward and Art Burke will be facing the deadly conditions. New faces? Fans will have to watch and find out! But, tonight, for the Season Premiere, Alex and former rival Hugh Rowland will actually join forces! According to History Channel:

As the season opens, the race begins for VP Express and Polar Industries. This year both companies face a much bigger adversary, the Polar Vortex, bringing with it the worst winter conditions in a century. With the storm only days away, it's a race for loads. Lisa Kelly and Darrell Ward return to lead team Polar to victory, while Art Burke and Todd Dewey both set out to prove to the boss that they can deliver with the best of them. Meanwhile, at VP Express, seasoned pros and former rivals Alex Debogorski and Hugh Rowland join forces and head out into the frozen frontier.

Are you ready to face the Ring of Fire? Stay tuned.

“Ice Road Truckers” Season Premiere airs on History Channel tonight, July 7, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.