Sudbury city councillors say more snow banks should be removed from city streets this winter in the name of safety.
But city staff warned against setting a policy that they might not have enough crews to keep up.
City councillor Joe Cimino said those concerns take a back seat to the safety of Sudburians.
“It's Russian roulette every time they come out of their driveways,” he said.
“I don't think you can put a price on somebody's human life. And it's going to get there."
Roads director David Shelstead said trucking away snow banks from more city streets could cost as much as $4 million.
"One dollar invested in snow removal lasts until March,” he said. “One dollar invested in asphalt lasts for 20 years."
Shelstead said the current budget for removing snow banks — which is mostly done in the downtown core — is $650,000 a year.