UPDATE: 7 p.m. — Trumbull

Trumbull police ask residents to avoid taking unnecessary trips in a vehicle while the public works crews continue to clear the roads in town.

“Road conditions, especially side streets, are slippery and snow-covered,” police warned.

The town’s library closed at 3 p.m. — two hours shy of its normal closing time. And the parking ban, announced Friday night, remains in effect until the roads are cleared.

UPDATE: 6 p.m. — Easton

The Historical Society of Easton announced that Saturday night’s caroling at the Congregational Church of Easton has been postponed due to the weather.

The caroling will take place at 6 p.m. next Saturday — Dec. 16 — instead.

UPDATE: 3 p.m. — Ridgefield

Ridgefield police reported more than 20 car accidents by late Saturday afternoon, though none were particularly serious.

Officers were still clearing some accidents around 3 p.m., but said they were so far able to avoid any major road closures.

When asked if there were any particular roads to stay away from, police said residents should instead try not to drive at all.

“All of them,” a dispatcher said. “Every single one.”

UPDATE: 3 p.m. — Stamford, Metro-North

Though wet, roads in Stamford appear to remain clear as city plows patrol the area monitoring driving conditions and salting the roadways.

Stamford Police Sgt. Steven Perrotta said the snow has had little to no impact on the area.

“It’s been quiet today,” he said. “I haven’t heard of any wrecks over the radio and road conditions appear to be okay. It’s really not that bad out there.”

Metro-North has also reported little to no impact on the New Haven line in Stamford.

An MTA spokesperson said “there have been no significant delays” and “everything looks good so far.” The spokesperson added that MTA has asked its train operators to “proceed at cautious speeds” because of the snow.

UPDATE: 2:20 p.m. — Bethel

Bethel police said they have had “a ton of accidents” because of the snow so far and have had to close at least one road.

A three-car pile-up on Judd Avenue was still being cleared around 2:30 p.m. Police said the road would be temporarily closed as officers dealt with the accident.

No accidents have been particularly serious, police said, but they are asking drivers to stay away from roads like Judd Avenue and Hickok Avenue. The two roads are difficult to drive on even in good conditions, police said.

“Judd has about a 90-degree hill,” a dispatcher said.

UPDATE: 2:20 p.m. — Greenwich

Plowing operations are under way in the Town of Greenwich, according to the town’s Emergency Management Director Daniel Warzoha.

The crews will begin to plow in the backcountry.

The Highway Department and Parks and Recreation Department are gearing up to begin plowing around the town.

UPDATE: 1:45 p.m. — Monroe

The Town of Monroe has issued a parking ban for the entire day, police said.

“Snow removal will be difficult today for the plows,” police said early Saturday afternoon. “Please don’t make it harder.”

Monroe police ask that people get their vehicles, trailers, basketball hoops and whatever else off the roadways so they can be properly cleared.

“You may be ticketed or towed if your vehicle is left in the road,” police said. “Thanks for your cooperation and stay safe.”

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. — Fairfield

The Fairfield Fire Department encourages residents to be safe as the snow continues to fall in the state.

If you have to get out on the roads Saturday, the department said you should plan for extra travel time.

“Clear all snow off all windows, roof and hood so your visibility is not impaired and flying snow won’t jeopardize other drivers,” the department suggests.

And once your foot hits the gas pedal, take it slow. The department reminds residents that though four-wheel and all-wheel drive provide better traction, they will not help you slow down or stop in slick conditions.

UPDATE: 1:15 p.m. — Greenwich

No major incidents have been reported by the Greenwich Police Department as of early Saturday afternoon.

Town work crews are out plowing and residents are being reminded not to shovel their snow into the street, to keep their sidewalks clear and not leave piles of leaves which were due to be collected out in the street.

The town has not put in place any kind of snow emergency to restrict street parking given the light snowfall.

Anthony Saltarelli, from Norwalk, was there to work and that work involved taking Teddy, a dog he is the walker for, out into the park. But it was also a good time as both human and canine enjoyed themselves.

“It was 60 degrees the other day and now it’s 30 degrees and snowing,” Saltarelli said. “It feels a lot more like December though so that’s good.”

In driving from Norwalk, Saltarelli said he had no complaints and the roads were good.

UPDATE: 1 p.m. — Norwalk

Norwalk Police Lt. Terry Blake said, as far as he knows, the city has not issued a parking ban.

But he did offer some driving advice for those taking to the roads.

“Take it slow out there,” Blake said. “As the snow continues to fall into the afternoon we anticipate the roads to become slushy and slick. Leave plenty of distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you. Remember it's called four wheel drive, not four wheel stop.”

“Have a safe Saturday and enjoy the first snowfall of the season,” Blake added.

UPDATE: 12:45 p.m. — NWS

Total snow accumulations are now expected to range from three to six inches, compared to last night’s weather service update that said about three to five inches.

UPDATE: 12:15 p.m. — DOT, Metro-North

The Connecticut Department of Transportation illuminated signs — at least on Route 25 — asking drivers to “reduce speed” for “slippery conditions” on the road as snow continues to fall in Connecticut.

The roads are definitely wet, but not much snow or ice seems to be accumulating on the roadways in northern Fairfield County.

Other than a tractor trailer filled with 5,164 live chickens and ducks tipping over this morning, Connecticut State Police have not reported any significant crashes that might deter traffic.

Metro-North Railroad is experiencing delays on its New Haven branch, as of 12:12 p.m. Those delays are reported to be up to 15 minutes because of speed restrictions in place due to the snow. As of 12:35 p.m., the branch was reportedly operating on or close to schedule.

The train service urges riders to use caution getting on and off the trains and while waiting on platforms because of the weather conditions.

“Allow for extra travel time,” a tweet said. “Listen for announcements while at our stations.”

UPDATE: 12 p.m. — Westport

It is “business as usual” in Westport, said police spokesman Lt. David Wolf, as no travel or parking bans have been enacted around town.

Since this morning, the Department of Public Works has had plow trucks out patrolling the roads in search of slick spots and troublesome accumulations.

Despite the storm, Wolf said that there have been no reported accidents in town.

“Everyone has been doing a superb job so far on the roads,” said Wolf.

UPDATE: 11 a.m. — Danbury-area

Most Danbury-area towns said no additional parking bans were in place aside from regular, seasonal parking laws as the snow picked up Saturday morning.

New Milford, Redding, Southbury and Ridgefield each reported that no bans on parking had been put into place yet.

“There’s nothing at this time, but town highway is out working and getting the roadways clear,” a Ridgefield dispatcher said. He added that drivers should be cautious because the roads have already become “very slippery.”

Brookfield, Newtown and Bethel each said seasonal parking bans were in effect.

In Brookfield, parking on roadways is not allowed throughout the winter season. Bethel’s parking ban went into effect Nov. 15 and will last until April. It prohibits parking from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. every day and any hours when it is snowing. Newtown does not allow parking on roadways, beginning Nov. 15 through March, from sunset to sunrise.

UPDATE: 10:30 a.m. — Bridgeport

There is still no parking ban in effect throughout Bridgeport, though that could change as the day unfolds.

“Since a Snow Emergency has not been declared, there are no parking bans. If the forecast warrants the City to activate a Snow Emergency, we will alert all media and the community accordingly and immediately,” wrote Mayor Joe Ganim in a press release.

Though there is no parking ban, the Bridgeport Transfer Station will be closed all day Saturday, due to the snow event.

All Bridgeport Public School campuses will also be closed for all activities Saturday.

For the latest updates, resources and information about the snowstorm, residents are asked to check Bridgeportct.gov/snow, and follow the city of Bridgeport on Twitter and Facebook.

UPDATE 10 a.m. — New Haven-area

New Haven and its surrounding suburbs have issued parking bans for Saturday.

The citywide parking ban in New Haven begins Saturday at 11 p.m. and ends Sunday at 7 a.m.

In residential areas, parking is only allowed on the even side of the street. There is no parking in the downtown area, posted snow emergency routes, or within 25 feet of any intersection, bus stop, or fire hydrant.

School lots are open for temporary parking, though all vehicles must be removed by 9 a.m. Sunday.

Police departments in West Haven and North Haven have also issued a parking ban for Saturday.

From noon today, until 8 a.m. tomorrow, parking is prohibited on all roadways in North Haven.

In West Haven, all cars are banned from parking on the even-numbered side of most roads, unless a “No Parking” sign says otherwise. The ban is effective once snow begins to fall.

All violators will have their cars towed and ticketed.

UPDATE: 9:45 a.m. — Norwalk

As a steady cascade of snow descends on Norwalk, police are offering residents the following safe-driving tips:

Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best method for regaining traction and avoiding skids.

Drive slowly. Everything takes longer on snow-covered roads. Accelerating, stopping, turning - nothing happens as quickly as on dry pavement. Give yourself time to maneuver by driving slowly.

The normal dry pavement following distance of three to four seconds should be increased to eight to ten seconds. This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop.

Know your brakes. Whether you have antilock brakes or not, the best way to stop is threshold breaking. Keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of your foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal.

Don’t stop if you can avoid it. There’s a big difference in the amount of inertia it takes to start moving from a full stop versus how much it takes to get moving while still rolling. If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes, do it.

Don’t power up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads just starts your wheels spinning. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed down hill as slowly as possible.

Don’t stop going up a hill.

Stay home. If you really don’t have to go out, don’t.

UPDATE: 9:30 a.m. — SantaCon, Metro-North

Snowy conditions and pre-existing slippery conditions could lead to shorter trains, crowded conditions and potential delays Saturday, according to Metro-North officials.

The extended period of light drizzly rain in the past week coupled with the ongoing late-season fall of leaves created extremely slippery rail conditions, which resulted in damage to train wheels during braking.

Since cars with damaged wheels must be removed from service, Metro-North officials said there has been short-term reduction in the number of available rail cars.

In addition to the delays, there will also be a ban on alcoholic beverages in Metro-North trains, from noon on Saturday through noon Sunday. The ban coincides with New York City’s annual SantaCon event.

“MTA police officers will be on duty at Grand Central Terminal and stations throughout the regions, as well as on trains to enforce this restriction,” wrote Metro-North.

Metro-North is advising customers to listen for further announcements at your local station.

UPDATE: 9 a.m. — Danbury

A parking ban will be in effect throughout Danbury once it begins to snow, police said.

Once the storm starts, residents will have two hours to move their vehicles from the roadway.

“Get your cars off the street and lets the plows do their job. The last thing we want to do before Christmas is tow away someone’s car and have to give them a ticket,” said Sgt. John Krupinksi, a police spokesman.

As city workers plow the roads, residents will be allowed to park for free in one of the two Danbury parking garages — The Patriot Garage, 21 Delay Street, and the Bardo Garage, 10 Library Place.

Krupinski also warned residents about possible slippery conditions as a result of the storm. He advised to stay indoors once the snow starts and keep warm.

“It’s just like I told my own family…it’s not a day to say let’s go out and take a drive because it’s Saturday. If you don’t have to be out there once the snow hits the road, then stay in for the night,” he said.

UPDATE: 8:30 a.m. — Greenwich

The first snowflakes of the year are beginning to fall around Fairfield County.

“Light snow in Greenwich!” tweeted the Greenwich Professional Firefighters Local 1042.

“Snow starting to fall in Connecticut too now,” wrote Jackson Dill, a senior at Wilton High School and entrepreneur who created his meteorology website, Jackson’s Weather, in 2015.

Though the snowfall will be light at the start, the National Weather Service expects it to kick up after 9 a.m., with an inch of snow expected to accumulate by 1 p.m.

UPDATE: 8:15 a.m. — Greenwich

Based on the latest forecasts, there will not be any parking restrictions in place around Greenwich, according to police officials.

“There are no restrictions in place. They have not declared any sort of a snow emergency, nor have I heard any talk of it yet,” said Dwight Straub, of the Greenwich Police Department.

The Greenwich police will setup a warming center for those in need Saturday in their main lobby at 11 Bruce Pl.; however, police aren’t anticipating a major need.

“The alerts we’re getting from the National Weather Service are not predicting any high winds or anything like that, so we’re not predicting any large-scale power outages,” Straub said.

In the event of large scale outages, the town could open its civic center and schools as additional warming areas, as it has in the past.

UPDATE: 7:45 a.m. — Stamford

Stamford Mayor David Martin is urging residents to prepare for slippery roads and use caution when driving. Depending on how much snow falls, the city’s website states it could take anywhere from 16 to 24 hours for plows to clear the roads.

“This is the first snow of the season and the City’s crews are preparing today,” Martin said. “With people out holiday shopping and at holiday parties this weekend, please take it easy while out on the roads and allow yourself extra time to get to your destination.”

The mayor’s office also recommended preparing an emergency supply kit consisting of 3 to 5 days worth of water, high-calorie non-perishable food, flashlights, batteries, blankets or sleeping bags, extra clothing, a first aid kit and pet food.

Drivers were also cautioned to fill up their vehicles and keep an extra cell phone charger in their cars.

The city has one warming center that is open on the weekends: Neighbors Link, at 75 Selleck St., is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

UPDATE: 7:30 a.m. — Forecast, NWS

A winter weather advisory is still in effect but The National Weather service has refined the timing of its forecast. The bulk of the snow is now projected to arrive around 9 a.m., with two inches expected in Fairfield County before 1 p.m..

The morning’s snow will be accompanied by a light northwest wind from 5-10 mph, according to the NWS.

The latest forecasts show Southwestern Connecticut being spared the brunt of the storm, though it is still expected to receive three to five inches of snow through the day.

“The highest amounts are expected across portions of Long Island and the eastern half of Connecticut,” according to the NWS reports. “The snow is expected to taper off from west to east this evening, with some lighter snows to continue across eastern sections into tonight.”

NWS predicts that snow won’t likely accumulate on pavement until later this afternoon going into the evening.

UPDATE: 5:45 a.m. — NWS

The National Weather Service says that snow will likely make its first appearance in Southwestern Connecticut Saturday, with a 60 to 70 percent chance of snow showers.

A winter weather advisory is in effect in Fairfield County, where the NWS is projecting just under two inches of snow to fall before 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The NWS predicts an additional 2.5 inches of snow could accumulate between 1-7 p.m.

The NWS has also issued a winter storm advisory for New Haven County, which is expecting four to eight inches of snow Saturday. The county could receive up 1.8 inches of snow by noon, with an additional four inches expected through the night.

With the region’s first snow storm of the season on the horizon, residents should get out their boots, gloves and shovels.

The winter weather advisory is in effect from 4 a.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday.

Latest forecast for Connecticut: Friday night

Total snow accumulations are expected to be anywhere between three and five inches, with a possibility of six inches in Southwestern Connecticut.

The NWS expects snowfall to begin around 4 a.m. Saturday and continue throughout the day and into Sunday morning, but there is a 30 percent chance of snow after 3 a.m.

Saturday, the temperature should hover around 31 degrees, with wind chill between 25 and 30 degrees. Throughout the day, residents can expect about three to five inches of snowfall.

As night falls, snow is expected to continue — with cloudy skies and a steady temperature around 32 degrees and wind chills between 25 and 30 degrees. Residents can expect snow adding up to one or two inches.

Sunday, there’s a 20 percent chance of snow shower before 9 a.m. The remainder of the day is expected to be mostly sunny with a high of around 38 degrees, with a wind chill ranging from 20 to 30 degrees. Sunday night will feature partly cloudy skies with a low of about 25 degrees.

Road conditions: Friday’s weather advisory

“Plan on slippery road conditions,” the advisory warned drivers. “Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution ”

Anyone looking for more information about the latest road conditions for the state can call 511.

Connecticut State Police offered up some tips Friday night for driving in winter weather.

Drivers should store extra blankets and jackets, a flashlight, a first-aid kit and jumper cables in you vehicle — you never know when they’ll come in handy.

Though it might be a bit last minute for this storm, going forward: remember to make sure your vehicle receives necessary maintenance and that the battery is working properly.

Make sure your vehicle has windshield washer fluid. And if you’re using your windshield wipers, make sure you turn your headlights on.

Keep an eye on your gas levels and don’t chance it, especially in colder weather.

If you do break down, make sure to pull as far off the road as you can. Once you’re in a safe position, turn on your hazard lights and call police. And, as long as it is safe to do so, stay in your car.

Metro-North Railroad

As the storm approaches, those planning to commute anywhere using the Metro-North Railroad should be sure to check www.mta.info for updates, including schedule adjustments. Check the railroad’s social media pages.

Real-time train information can be found at the Metro-North Train Time website or on the Metro-North Train Time app. Riders can also call the customer information center at 877-690-5114. The service will have a prerecorded message that describes the current conditions.

Those who are on a train or a platform waiting for updates are encouraged to listen to announcements at the stations.

There is the possibility of the railroad suspending service should a winter storm be severe enough — though as of Friday evening, there were no talks of doing so.

“Suspending service ensures trains do not get stuck along the right-of-way, which would leave you stranded, and make our recovery efforts extremely challenging,” the railroad said.

A full explanation regarding how to train service handles severe weather can be found at on the Metro-North Railroad’s travel tips website.