As the region began to dig out Thursday morning from the heavy overnight storm, several towns and cities have closed schools, issued parking restrictions and made other storm-related announcements.

Below is the most up-to-date information.

School closings

Ansonia Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Bethel Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Bridgeport Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Brookfield Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Danbury Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Darien Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Derby Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Fairfield Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Greenwich public and private (Sacred Heart Greenwich, Whitby School, Greenwich Academy and Brunswick School) schools will be closed Thursday.

Milford Public Schools has a professional learning day on Thursday for staff.

Monroe Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Naugatuck Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

New Canaan Public Schools and New Canaan Country School will be closed Thursday.

New Fairfield Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

New Milford Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Newtown Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Norwalk Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Oxford Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Region 9 Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Region 12 Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Ridgefield Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Seymour Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Shelton Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Sherman Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Stamford Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Stratford Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Trumbull Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

All University of Bridgeport campuses will be opening at 11 a.m. Thursday.

All University of Connecticut campuses will be opening at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Westport Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Weston Public Schools will be closed Thursday.

Transportation

Metro-North Railroad

On Thursday, Metro-North will operate on a reduced schedule. Service on the New Canaan and Danbury Branches remain suspended until further notice. Customers should expect extremely crowded conditions and delays due to the residual effects of the storm. Check Metro-North’s interactive schedules at mta.info or Train TimeApp for train times. Customers can call the Customer Information Center at 877-690-5114.

Parking restrictions

Ansonia

The city is instituting a parking ban on all city streets from midnight Wednesday until noon Thursday.

“Residents are reminded that no vehicles may be parked on a city street during this time. All city-owned parking lots and school parking lots are open for parking,” said police Lt. Patrick Lynch.

Any vehicle in violation of the parking ban may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Bridgeport

The city has issued a snow emergency, meaning no parking is allowed on streets labeled as snow emergency streets.

During the snow emergency, residents must move their cars off posted snow emergency streets.

Odd side of the street parking rules are in effect for all streets throughout the city to help plows clear the streets. Since March 7 is an odd number day, residents should park on the side of the street with addresses that are odd numbered.

Snow emergency streets are marked with white signs with red lettering. A list of snow streets can be found at http://www.bridgeportct.gov/content/341307/341423/342861/342870.aspx.

Parking in the school and city parking lots will be permitted beginning Tuesday evening, officials said.

Danbury

All vehicles are prohibited from parking on city streets Wednesday. They must be moved no later than two hours after the start of the storm and can be returned after all snow and ice removal is completed.

Residents with no other place to park can park in the Patriot parking garage free of charge for the duration of the storm. Vehicles on city streets will be ticketed and towed, officials said.

Derby

The winter parking ban is in effect — meaning residents can only park on the odd side of the streets. Those who don’t risk being ticketed or towed, police said.

The Derby Municipal Parking Garage at the corner of Elizabeth Street and Thompson Place will be open free of charge for downtown residents during the storm. Downtown residents are urged to get their cars off the street and into the garage to make snow removal operations easier.

Greenwich

Residents are advised to park their vehicles in their driveways or in their yards. And residents also may use municipal parking lots to park their vehicles, the Department of Public Works said. The parking ban is in effect until the town says otherwise, officials said Wednesday.

Milford

The city issued an alternate side of the street parking back in effect beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday. The ban will be lifted at noon Friday.

Vehicles parked on city streets should be parked on the odd number side of the street Wednesday. On Thursday, the vehicles should be moved to the even numbered side of the street.

Off street parking should be utilized where possible, Mayor Ben Blake said. He said residents are responsible for shoveling snow and ice from their sidewalks and property.

Stratford

Beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, a parking ban will be in effect in the town. It will continue “until further notice.” Parking will be limited to the odd side of the street for the duration of the ban.

Trumbull

The town parking ban will be in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday and will continue until snow removal is completed, town officials said. All vehicles must be moved off the road to allow public works crews the opportunity to properly clear the streets.