- By Dan Veaner
High winds split a tree on Searles Road in half Thursday shortly before noon, knocking out one utility pole and hitting another. There was minor damage to one house and to a mailbox. The Lansing Highway Department was on the scene almost immediately clearing debris from the street, using the Town's new Gradeall to remove tree parts. As soon as they finished NYSEG trucks were on hand to repair damaged poles and power lines. NYSEG estimated 220 customers were impacted by the outage. Power was restored four hours after the incident.