Thousands without power as freeze follows deadly storm

MIDDLETOWN — More than 12,000 people still don't have electricity in Connecticut, with temperatures in many places at or below zero.

Eversource, which provides power to most of the state, reported about 8,700 customers without electricity Monday morning. United Illuminating had almost 3,900 outages, including more than 2,000 in Hamden. That's down from a high of more than 25,000 outages on Sunday.

The power restoration effort following the weekend storm turned deadly Sunday when an Eversource subcontractor was struck by falling tree in Middletown while working on a power line.

The person's name has not been released.

Mayor Dan Drew issued a statement saying the lineman "was in harm's way today for the benefit of others."

The weather forecast called for temperatures Monday to rise only into the teens with high winds.

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