TWO men were taken to hospital after two cars caught fire on the A55 near Colwyn Bay.

The two-vehicle road traffic collision, which happened on Tuesday night on Junction 21, A55 Westbound, sparked the fires. It is understand the blaze was was promoted by a ruptured fuel tank.

The crash resulted in the closure of the road.

Both men were taken to Glan Clwyd Hospital in a stable condition.

A spokesperson for the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called about 6.28pm. Two cars were involved and there was a fire following a ruptured fuel tank.

"There was two causalities and 100 per cent damage to the cars.

"Two cars attended from Colwyn Bay."

The fire was under control at about 7.40pm.

A spokesperson for the Welsh Ambulance Services added: "We were called at about 6.55pm yesterday evening to reports of a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the A55 at junction 21 westbound near Colwyn Bay.

"We sent a crew in an emergency ambulance."

After the incident was cleared, emergency resurfacing work were completed. The road reopened this morning (Wednesday).