The repeated flooding of a road in Ulverston is reportedly leading to dangerous situations for a number of residents.

A section of North Lonsdale Road beneath the railway bridge Premier Inn has been prone to surface flooding over recent times.

Plenty of images have been taken of the situation which highlight how one half of the road can become difficult to pass through for vehicles.

Councillor Andrew Butcher said: "This issue has been ongoing now in excess of five years, most of the council vehicles which include the road sweeper, dustbin waggons, and service vehicles travel this route every day, two or three times.

"Traffic is having to cross to the opposite side of the road to get through this floodwater, there is a drain there but for many years it has not been serving its purpose."

Cllr Butcher believed that the issue had worsened more recently, putting residents at risk.

"This year it has been seriously bad, children have to walk on the opposite side of the road risking getting run over because the pavement is flooded," he said.

"Cars coming down the road from Ulverston don't expect to see children and people on the wrong side of the road - I have seen two near misses already this week."

The Mail: The flooding causes pedestrians to cross to the other side of the roadThe flooding causes pedestrians to cross to the other side of the road (Image: Alan Brenton)

Every time it rains, the drain under the bridge often becomes blocked, which leads to repeated reports of flooding.

Resident Alan Brenton took to social media to report the ongoing situation, where he was advised to report the conditions to Westmorland and Furness Council's Highways division.

He said: "This has been going on for weeks now and it's dangerous - it just needs the drain clearing."

We approached Westmorland and Furness Council for a comment but, at the time of writing, no response had been forthcoming.

You can report any such issues in Ulverston and across the region here.