Part of a phone tower has crashed through the roof of a supermarket in Adelaide’s southern suburbs after it was struck by lightning.
The area surrounding the Coles supermarket at Park Holme has been cordoned off as emergency crews work to remove the structure and secure the building.
The supermarket will be closed for the day.
The prominent Optus tower hit the ceiling above the fruit and vegetable section of the store, at the corner of Marion and Oaklands roads last night.
The State Emergency Service received about 50 calls for help to midnight last night, along with another five calls this morning after an unstable cold air mass with showers and gusty winds moved across the state.
Crane operators are at the scene determining how to remove the tower.
A second tower at the supermarket was undamaged.
Adelaide has been hit by a cold snap and wet weather over the past week.
Wind has gusted above 50 kilometres per hour overnight and this morning at Adelaide Airport, with about 4 millimetres of rain recorded.
Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Hannah Marsh said showers would continue during the day today.
“This will continue during the morning,” she said.
“It will become less frequent as the day progresses and they will clear by evening.”