A PENSIONER has raised concerns after flooding for the FIFTH time this year on his street.

Peter Bone, a resident of Oakwood Drive in Barrow, witnessed 'muddy' water flowing down the road outside his property on Friday, April 5 at 2am.

He said the flood returned with a 'vengeance' and was caused by the lower drain on his neighbour's property which gushed - lifting the manhole lid.

After the incident, the 74-year-old man said he had informed the council but had no reply. He said he was concerned the issue would return and affect more properties down the road.

Westmorland and Furness said it was 'monitoring' the situation. 

Mr Bone explained this is the fifth time this year a flooding incident has occurred where he lives.

"It had never happened in the 25 years I have lived here," he said. 

"It was only lucky that I heard this drain. My neighbour did not know anything until the following morning - he had not realised it had taken place.

"He had to use crowbars to get the manhole cover back in place - they cleared out some debris from it."

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The pensioner had water flooding in his house and his neighbour's properties on the first day of the year.

The incident went on through the night and it carried on for the next four days with subsequent floods on two more days.

Mr Bone explained a lesser flood incident reoccurred in February and one in April caused by the lower drain.

Two months after the main incident occurred, he said work had been done to the culverts but he was still left with no answers and thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Mr Bone says he has met with Barrow and Furness MP Simon Fell to discuss the incidents.

A spokesperson for Westmorland and Furness Council, said: "The council understands the concerns raised with regards to flooding incidences in this area.

"We are in contact with residents who have been affected and are monitoring the situation.

"Investigations are continuing and resources are being identified to carry out any required works."