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Police in Virginia search for man missing since snowstorm

Trees laden with snow lie on Greenwood Church Road in Hanover County, Va., during a snowstorm...
Trees laden with snow lie on Greenwood Church Road in Hanover County, Va., during a snowstorm Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.(ALEXA WELCH EDLUND | Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 11:57 AM EST
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HANOVER, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia are searching for a man who went missing during Monday’s snowstorm.

WRIC-TV reports that authorities in Hanover, Spotsylvania and Louisa counties are working together to find Jacob Whaley, who went missing in Hanover County.

According to a family member, Whaley was driving home Monday when his truck went into a ditch.

He called a relative and said he would walk the rest of the way, which was about 6 miles.

A few hours later, Whaley texted family “I’m lost” before his phone died and he has not been heard from since.

Police say Whaley’s car was found in Hanover County near the boundary with Spotsylvania, but Whaley has not been found.

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