After Hurricane Irene had moved on and the sun rose on Sunday morning, local photographers Matt Spearman and Dean Nicewander grabbed their gear and headed out to document the damage left behind in Harford County.
The following photos were taken by Spearman, who was able to convince some Verizon contractors to give him access to the closed portions of Wheel Road for greater visibility of the destruction.
Nicewander, of Nicewander Photographic Services, rode along with Officer Jason Neidig of the Aberdeen Police Department on Sunday morning as the storm was making its exit. Most of his shots were around the city limits, including a house on Maxa Road, which was cut in half by a fallen tree. The residents were all okay, Nicewander reported.