UPDATE: Bison rounded up in Bella Vista

Northwest Arkansas News

UPDATE: According to a spokesperson with the city of Bella Vista, all of the bison have been rounded up and returned home.

BELLA VISTA, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Police in Bella Vista are advising drivers to avoid Glasgow Road in the area of Fire Station 3 and Branchwood on Monday morning as officers work to redirect a herd of bison.

“We are attempting to redirect a herd of buffalo – no, that is not a typo – that have gotten loose and are wandering near the roadway,” the Bella Vista Police Department said on Facebook at 8:18 a.m. on Monday.

In a second update at 10:18 a.m., police said the herd was still out in the Branchwood area of the Highlands.

According to a spokesperson for the city of Bella Vista, the 10 to 12 bison got loose from Brush Creek Bison just over the border in Noel, Missouri. Police say the owners are out trying to get the animals back together and home safely.

The roads remain open, but police are asking the public & media to avoid the area at this time.

Stay with KNWA/FOX24 for further updates.

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