Signal Mountain Road Subway restaurant destroyed by mudslide

Staff photo by Doug Strickland / The remains of a Subway restaurant on Signal Mountain Road are seen after an overnight mudslide destroyed the business on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Subway manager Robbie Anderson said that the restaurant had closed at about 2:00 on Friday for safety after two trees fell from the hillside.

A mudslide has caused the Subway restaurant on Signal Mountain Road to collapse Saturday morning.

While the restaurant normally opens for breakfast at 8 a.m., no one was in the building when it collapsed at around 9:30 a.m.

The business' owner, Owen Megahee, had closed its doors on Friday at around noon after a tree fell on an employee's car.