Classes in Fairfield's public and parochial schools will be dismissed early day because of the snow storm.

Buses will pick up Fairfield Ludlowe High Students at 11:55 a.m.; Fairfield Warde High Students at 12:05 p.m.; middle school students at 12:40 p.m.; Holland Hill elementary School students at 12:55 p.m., and all other elementary school children at 1:40 p.m.

The afternoon kindergarten sessions at Burr and McKinley elementary schools are cancelled for today.

School officials ask that people refrain from calling the school offices.

Fairfield College Preparatory School and Notre Dame High School in Fairfield also both are closed.

The storm, which is expected to intensify this afternoon, is expected to dump between 3 to 6 inches on the area.