A residential Ipswich road was hit by flash floods during heavy rainfall. 

Ashcroft Road became almost impassable on Tuesday evening as thunderstorms hit battered the county. 

Homes almost became flooded as water gushed through the road. 

Ipswich Star: The water almost flooded homes along Ashcroft Road in IpswichThe water almost flooded homes along Ashcroft Road in Ipswich (Image: Hilary Bond)

Hilary Bond, who was at her friend's house at the time of the flooding, said: "It happens everytime there is a heavy downpour. 

"The manhole cover lifts at the bottom of Larchcroft Road and the sewage empties into the road and into the lowest houses.

"It's been happening for years, he gets told its fixed but then it happens again.

"The fish in his pond end up being swept away and he's left with raw sewage in front and back gardens."

Suffolk Highways said it attended the road and found Anglian Water sewer covers had lifted as a result of heavy rainfall.