Cornish Council may withdraw maintenance of roads
4 February 2014 Last updated at 17:03 GMT
Councils are warning that parts of Britain's road network could become so unsafe the they will need to be shut completely.
Local authorities in some areas say finances are so squeezed they may have to consider withdrawing maintenance from their rural road network.
Cornwall relies heavily on its rural road network for agricultural use and a thriving tourist industry.
Councillor Bert Biscoe spoke to the BBC's Mike Sergeant.