EARLY — Using several wreckers to accomplish the task, Welch Brothers crews wrenched an overturned 18-wheeler off its side and lowered it its wheels Monday at the intersection of Early Boulevard and U.S. Highway 183 South.

The rig’s driver was cited for failing to control his speed before it rolled onto its side as the driver attempted to turn left from Highway 183 onto Early Boulevard, police said.

The driver was not injured in the 9 a.m. accident.

Multiple agencies responded to the accident scene inlacing the Early police and fire departments, Lifeguard Ambulance, the sheriff’s office, the Texas Department of Public safety and Department of Transportation and the Welch Brothers.

The truck was hauling materials from Houston and traveling to Superior cable in Brownwood.

Traffic was re-routed through and around the intersection for approximately 2 1/2 hours while wrecker crews sat the truck upright and cleared the roadway. TxDOT rews also assisted with traffic control.